To ensure that persons working in this specific health profession have the appropriate academic credentials and competencies for entry to practice.
The college shall be governed by a council consisting of seven members elected from and by registered physiotherapists in accordance with the by-laws; and two members appointed by the Minister who are not registered physiotherapists.
Diversity in the backgrounds, skills and experience of appointed Council members can enhance the effectiveness of a Council by bringing a wider range of perspectives and knowledge. Examples of such backgrounds may include:
The following attributes are important considerations in selecting members:
Council meetings are held once a month (except during July and August) and generally last two hours.
Council members are expected to be a member of the two committees of Council. These committees usually only meet when a need arises and this can be shared between the two appointed members.
A person appointed by the Minister holds office for a term of three years and is eligible to be re-appointed. Where a person appointed by the Minister holds office for a period of nine consecutive years, the person is not eligible for appointment as a member of the council until the expiration of 12 months from the end of the year in which he or she was last a member.
Where the term of office of a person appointed by the Minister expires, he or she continues to be a member of the council until re-appointed or replaced.