May 2022 Council Meeting Activities

May 30, 2022

At their May 2022 meeting, Council:

Participated in learning about:

  • Council’s role in financial oversight
  • risk management

Adopted:

  • a revised Vision Statement

At their March 2022 meeting, Council approved a new Vision for the College. However, while developing the Values, the Strategic Planning Working Group identified a change to the Vision to make it clearer. Our Vision is “We champion regulatory excellence, innovation, and trust among our communities.

  • the revised 2022-25 Strategic Plan

Goal 3 of the 2022-25 Strategic Plan included the word “research.” However, “evaluation” is a more accurate word. By changing the wording, the goal is clearer and better aligned with our role as regulator.

Appointed:

  • Jolene Moore, registration number 8516, as chair of the Competence Committee and the Registration Committee until November 30, 2022

Approved:

  • revisions to Governance Policy A.GP7.1B Reserve Funds Policy

One of our reserve funds included the word “research.” However, “evaluation” is a more accurate word. By changing the wording, the purpose of the fund is clearer and better aligned with our role as regulator.

  • circulating revised Bylaws for comment

The changes define requirements for the process of merit-based appointments of regulated member Councillors.

  • Terms of Reference for the Appointment Committee

This new committee will play a key role in the merit-based appointment of regulated member Councillors by recommending candidates for appointment to Council. The Terms of Reference describe the committee’s structure, role and responsibilities.

  • revisions to Governance Policy GP3.2 Council Nominations and Elections

The changes provide details of the process for merit-based appointments of regulated member Councillors to ensure the process is clear and transparent.

  • circulating revised Standards of Practice for comment

As part of the changes we must make to comply with Bill 46, the Health Statutes Amendment Act 2020, we are moving these to our Standards of Practice:

    • restricted activities
    • supervision requirements and permissions
    • continuing competence requirements

Congratulated:

  • Tongjie (TJ) Zhang on being appointed by the Alberta Government for a second term as a Public Member Councillor

Discussed:

  • possible risks faced by regulatory bodies
  • resources to support Council’s responsibility for risk management oversight
  • 2022-25 Strategic Plan and monitoring outcomes

Rescinded:

  • the approval status granted to the SAIT Polytechnic Continuing Education Orthodontic Module

SAIT Polytechnic will no longer be offering a course for Orthodontic Advanced Practice and therefore no longer requires course approval.

Tasked:

  • the Strategic Planning Working Group with refining the supporting statements for the proposed values

Current date: August 10, 2022

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