Responsible for the management and affairs of health and community services in the Central 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.
Those who make up the ABC 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 transform and sustain the health system into the future. Candidates would ideally have previous experience working in a team environment with a focus on collaboration, consensus building, evidence based decision making and achievement orientation with a high degree of accountability. Innovative thinking and information seeking would be key personal characteristics for potential trustees.
Candidates with backgrounds in law, finance, facility or project management, business, human resources, community development/planning, communications/marketing, information technology and/or academia would be great assets to the RHA boards.
Members of the ABC should be available to meet face-to-face at least four times per year, plus additional meetings and teleconferences as required. Board members will be expected to be active participants on Board Committees such as Finance, Quality or Governance. 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 3 years and may be re-appointed to one further term of 3 years.
A trustee whose term of office has expired continues to be a trustee until he or she is reappointed or replaced.