Election of Chair and Vice-Chair 2020-2021
Dr. Peter Stevenson-Moore elected Chair, by acclamation. Dr. Kimberley Graham elected Vice-Chair, effective January 2020 and, additionally, appointed as a Director of CARB-TCMPA to represent the College.
Amendments regarding Registration were approved by the Board and will be posted on the College website for public consultation.
Modernizing the Provincial Health Profession Regulatory Framework
Following on the release of the Cayton Report in April, the Steering Committee’s resulting proposal was circulated, and a briefing note provided to the Board. Potential for amalgamation was discussed as was the value of organizing a facilitated discussion to help focus and formulate the College’s response.
BCHR Regulatory Hub
The Registrar briefed the Board on the College’s move to the “HUB”, stating that many intangible benefits have been realized in addition to the sharing of services in finance, HR and communications made available on a cost-recovery basis. Lease cost is slightly below what had been budgeted. A formal cost-benefit analysis will be provided.
Dr. Weija Tan
Dr. Tan was thanked for her long service to the Board, her dedication to the profession and her commitment to regulatory excellence.
Strategic Plan 2019-2022
The Board was briefed on key tactics and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) associated with the plan and covering the years 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 and supporting the three goals therein concerning Registrant competence, stakeholder relationships and organizational effectiveness.
Having conducted a survey with subject matter experts, Staff presented a top-10 list of issues that need to be addressed in terms of regulation.
A presentation titled “The New Deal in Professional Regulation” was followed by a Q & A session.
Following on discussion at the September meeting, the Board agreed to continue to meet on weekends.
The Minister of Health has reappointed all six public Board members.
The Quality Assurance Committee moved that the PSP Career Span Competencies, the Comprehensive Self-Assessment process, the Client Feedback process and the Development Plan all be approved. Board consensus.
A Registrant Statistics Analysis Report was provided to the associations as one action associated with the stakeholder relationship KPI.
An ongoing initiative to identify trends that will inform future Inquiry Committee policy and process and generally enhance regulatory effectiveness in this area continues. The HUB hosted a collaborative meeting to explore collaborative options and the Director of Compliance will continue to update the Board on progress.
Highlights – March 7, 2020 ▼
Presentation from the Chair
The Chair presented “Governing in the Public Interest”, with thanks to Mr. Carl Roy, Board Chair of the College of Dental Surgeons of BC (CDSBC) for content. Attached presentation.
New Board Members
Dr. Jennifer Gao was welcomed as a new Member, and Dr. Kimberley Graham and Dr. Weidong Yu were welcomed as returning Board members.
Strategic Plan 2019-2022
The Board was updated by the Registrar on key tactics and KPIs associated with the plan and covering the years 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022. He focused on six Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) which were due for completion in the fourth quarter of 2019, providing reports on three of those in the Public session and an additional three In-Camera.
All website deficiencies identified by the Ministry of Health have been addressed. Social media strategies, the Consolidated Communications Strategy and the new Employee Manual were all circulated to the Board.
Bylaw Amendment – Schedule H
Programs offered by the Vancouver Career College were accepted as meeting CTCMA standards and the Bylaws will be amended to reflect same.
The Registrar reported that, at the direction of Dr. Bonnie Henry, public inquiries regarding COVID-19 should be referred to the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC).
A document outlining Committee Succession Planning, and the new Board Governance Manual were circulated, discussed and approved by the Board.
The Registrar updated the Board on CARB-TCMPA and announced that Mr. Daniel Garcia has been appointed as Executive Director.
Finance Committee presented statements reflecting income and expenses for the first nine months of the fiscal year April 1, 2019 – December 31, 2019. The Board later approved the operating budget and cash budgets for FY2021 as presented.
Committee vacancies were reviewed. The appointment of members to the Quality Assurance Committee and the Public Relations Committee will be deferred to the next meeting. However, Mr. Guo Dong was appointed to the Education and Examination Committee; Dr. Weidong Yu reappointed to the Quality Assurance Committee, and Ms. Jocelyn Stanton and Dr. Weija Tan reappointed to the Education and Examination Committee. The Executive Committee will be reduced to the minimum number of members required.
The Board approved the Inquiry and Discipline Department’s recommendation to authorize the Registrar to investigate and resolve matters in accordance with s. 32(3) of the Health Professions Act.