Responsible for the management and affairs of health and community services in the western region of the province.
The trustees of the boards of regional health authorities, including the chairperson, shall be appointed by the Lieutenant-Governor in Council, and in all cases there shall be at least eight trustees but no more than 18 trustees of a board of a regional health authority.
The Lieutenant-Governor in Council shall appoint a chairperson of the board of trustees of an authority from among the trustees of the authority.
Those who make up this Board should collectively possess the following core competencies:
There is only one legislative qualification that must be met for appointments to the RHA Boards:
RHA trustees cannot be employees or medical staff of an RHA.
Beyond that qualification, there are practical considerations that guide the type of candidates that HCS seeks for these appointments. Ideally, people who serve on the RHA Boards are committed to their communities and their regions. These positions are best suited to individuals with a history of leadership and the knowledge and experience to properly support the significant decisions that must be made to sustain the health system into the future.
Candidates with backgrounds in law, finance, construction project management, business and/or academia would be great assets to the RHA boards.
Members of this Board should be available to meet face-to-face at least six times per year, plus additional meetings and teleconferences as required. Board members may also be expected to spend additional time to review materials and prepare for Board and Committee meetings.
The trustees of an authority shall be appointed for a term of three years and may be re-appointed to one further term of three years. A trustee whose term of office has expired continues to be a trustee until he or she is reappointed or replaced.