Each year the NSCP undertakes an election of Board Directors through an online nomination and voting process prior to the Annual General Meeting. Barring any mid term resignations half of the Physiotherapy Board Directors are up for election. Directors are eligible for three consecutive 2-year terms before they must step down. After serving for three consecutive terms they may run for relection after one calendar year, and may still participate in committee work during that time. Public Member Representatives (non-Physiotherapists) are appointed by through the Executive Council Office.
WHAT IS THE NSCP BOARD?
The Board is the governing body of the College. It is composed of eight (8) elected physiotherapists from across the province experienced in either or both public and private practice, as well as two (2) members from the public, appointed by government. (Ten Directors in all)
WHAT DOES A BOARD MEMBER DO?
Board members (referred to as directors) are responsible for making decisions that best serve the public interest and improve the quality of physiotherapy care in the province. As a Board member you would be involved in establishing policies to ensure that the College operations reflect its mandate and to safeguard the College’s assets.
WHAT DOES NSCP LOOK FOR IN A BOARD MEMBER?
NSCP is looking for Physiotherapists who are:
- Willing and able to serve fairly, impartially and in the public interest
- Willing and able to devote the time and attention needed to responsibly carry out the role of public representative
- Committed to diversity and inclusion
- independent thinking
- personal integrity
- strong analytical and decision-making skills
- sound judgment
- effective communication skills and
- ability to work as a member of a team
WHAT KIND OF TIME COMMITMENT IS THERE?
You must be willing to devote 1 – 2 days/month to College business, most likely from your own home, reviewing materials and keeping abreast of College matters. In addition, there are about 8 – 2hr. Board meetings per year. Board members must be prepared to review materials prior to meetings, and to communicate the College perspective on regulatory issues to the members when asked.
AM I COMPENSATED?
Board members receive an honorarium equal to the annual registration fee and are reimbursed for mileage and expenses incurred as a result of Board activity. In addition, you will receive Board/governance training and invaluable experience. You will be giving back to your profession while experiencing the opportunity to learn more about the political and legal framework that defines your profession.
HOW DO I RUN FOR THE BOARD?
Members are eligible to run for a Board position if they hold an active registration and are in good standing with the College. Complete the Nomination form below and click submit. Self-nominations are accepted. Nominations must be received no later than February 14. If an election is required it will take place through the online member profile from February 16-21.
Further details on the election process will be provide after the nomination deadline.