What is Council?
The SALPN Council is delegated the responsibility to govern and oversee the regulation of the LPN profession through the Licensed Practical Nurses Act. The Council currently consists of seven elected members of the LPN profession and three government-appointed representatives. In 2018, revisions to the Administrative Bylaws were made to restructure the Council composition. As of May 9th, 2018, the SALPN Council consists of an LPN Chair, an LPN Vice-Chair, five elected LPN members, and three government-appointed public representatives. Each year until 2021, through attrition, one less LPN Council member will serve the Council with the final composition being five LPN members (Chair, Vice-Chair, three Council members) and three government-appointed public representatives.
2018 SALPN Council
A Council Member is a member of the governing Council of the SALPN, and shall perform any duties that may be assigned by the council or chair. Each member is elected to a three year term and no Council Member may be elected to the same position on council for more than two consecutive terms of office.
- attending Council meetings (2 day meetings at least 4 times per year);
- sitting on SALPN Committees (2 to 6 meetings per year);
- attending the SALPN AGM;
- may be involved in external activities;
- preparing for meetings and activities (2 to 10 hours per month).
Roles and Responsibilities
- Making decisions in the best interests of the public
- Developing a good understanding of the profession and all the SALPN's documents
- Being a strong voice at the Council table
- Representing and complying with Council decisions
- Conducting oneself in a professional manner
- Being a positive ambassador for the SALPN
- Representing the highest standards of the profession
The Chair is the chief elected officer on the SALPN Council and represents the Council at official functions. The Chair leads Council meetings and is an ex officio, non voting, member on all other SALPN committees. The Chair's term is two years.
- be accountable for the integrity of the Council's processes
- ensure the effectiveness of and preside at the meetings of Council (2 day meetings at least 4 times per year)
- serve as an ex-officio, non-voting member of committees
- represents SALPN to outside parties
- participating in external activities (SAHO convention, workshops, committees, etc.)
- preparing for meetings and activities (5 to 15 hours per month)
overseeing the SALPN AGM
The Vice-Chair represents the Chair in the Chair's absence. The Vice-Chair has a two year term and is the only nominee for Chair at the end of his/her term.
- The vice-chair shall assume the duties of the chair in the event the position of chair becomes vacant or the chair is unable to fulfill the duties of the position.
- attending Council meetings (2-day meetings at least 4 times per year)
- sitting on SALPN committees (2 to 6 times per year)
- attending SALPN AGM
- involvement in external activities (SAHO convention, workshops, committees, etc.)
preparing for meetings and activities (2 to 10 hours per month)
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