Board Roles & Responsibilities

Important notice

Comprehensive amendments to the CSHBC Bylaws came into force on June 29, 2020. Although text on CSHBC webpages has been updated to reflect the amended Bylaws, we are in the process of updating PDF documents on this website such as policies, guidelines, standards, and forms. We request that you bear this in mind when reviewing these documents and also keep in mind the key bylaw amendments.

We appreciate your patience while we work towards making necessary changes to all College documentation to reflect the amended Bylaws. If you have any questions in respect to the above, please contact CSHBC at

Board Roles & Responsibilities

The CSHBC Board is the College’s policy-making and governing body. The Board must govern CSHBC in accordance with the Health Professions Act, its regulations, and the CSHBC Bylaws.

The Board’s fundamental role is to ensure that CSHBC carries out its mandate to protect the public.

The Act and the College Bylaws also impose a number of specific requirements on the Board, including reporting to the Minister of Health after each fiscal year and appointing an auditor for CSHBC’s annual financial statements.

In addition to their Board duties, Board members are asked to serve on CSHBC committees and to attend the Public Engagement Forum.

The Board does not govern administrative/operational matters, as this is the role of the Registrar & CEO and staff.

Board composition

The Board currently consists of 12 members: four RSLPs, two RAUDs, and two RHIPS who are elected by the three professions for a three-year term (with a three-term maximum), and five public representatives appointed by the provincial government for varying terms of either one, two, or three years in length.


Board members are expected to commit to the full length of their term and must be available to meet approximately four times per year in person (generally for a full day) and to prepare in advance of these meetings by reviewing materials. In addition, Board members commit time to committee work.

Board members are required to take an Oath of Office prescribed by the Minister of Health.

Board members are remunerated in accordance with the Remuneration policy (PDF) for Board and committee members. However, it is not intended to fully replace any lost or foregone income.

For more information

Board Duties and Responsibilities (PDF) are set out in policy.

Board Competency & Experience Matrix (PDF)

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