The Board regulates the practice of the profession within NL including matters regarding, but not limited to, the following: the preparation and submission of an annual report; prescribing fees; making by-laws; making regulations (subject to the approval of the minister); conducting inspections; granting licenses; and matters related to discipline.
The association shall be governed by a board of directors which shall consist of: 2 embalmers, elected in accordance with the by-laws; 2 funeral directors, elected in accordance with the by-laws; and, 3 members appointed by the minister who are not members of the association who are suitable to represent the public interest. The association shall elect one of the elected members as the chairperson of the Board.
Diversity in the backgrounds, skills and experience of appointed Board members can enhance the effectiveness of a Board. Examples of such backgrounds may include:
The Board shall hold an annual general meeting once in each year at a time and place that may be set out in the by-laws, and may hold other general meetings during each year as provided for in the by-laws.
The board meets four times a year for full day meetings. There may also be subcommittee work involved which usually requires four full day meetings per year.
A person appointed by the Minister holds office for a term of 3 years and is eligible to be re-appointed. Where a person appointed by the minister holds office for a period of 9 consecutive years the person is not eligible for appointment as a member of the board 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 an appointed member expires, he or she continues to be a member until re-appointed or replaced but time served by that member under this subsection shall not be counted for the purpose of the 9 consecutive year limitation.
The Embalmers and Funeral Directors Board is seeking to fill three positions to represent the public interest. Expressions of interest are being sought from individuals who possess the background, experience and skill-set identified and who can bring unique perspectives to the table. Consideration will also be given to a variety of demographic factors to ensure the board is representative of the population they serve.