The CMTBC Board is responsible to “govern, control and administer” the affairs of the College under the Health Professions Act, its regulations, and the CMTBC Bylaws.
The Board’s primary role is to ensure that CMTBC delivers on its mandate to serve and protect the public.
RMTs elected to the Board act in the public interest, informed by their professional knowledge and perspective.
The Board reports annually to the Minister of Health, and appoints an auditor for CMTBC’s annual financial statements.
The Board does not direct College operations, as this is the role of the Registrar/CEO.
The Board currently consists of 9 members: six RMTs elected by the profession to a two-year term (with a two-term maximum), and three 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 five times per year in person (generally for a full day) and to prepare in advance of each meeting by spending three to six hours reviewing written materials. In addition, Board members devote time to committee work.
Board members are required to take an Oath of Office prescribed by the Minister of Health.
Board members receive payment in accordance with the Remuneration Policy for Board and Committee Members (PDF). However, Board members are considered to be essentially volunteers: the remuneration provided recognizes that there may be some lost or foregone income, but is not intended to fully replace that income.
Board members must fulfil the expectations set out below.
Demonstrates a commitment to protecting the public by effectively regulating registered massage therapists:
Actively participates in establishing, supporting, and monitoring the strategic direction for CMTBC in collaboration with senior leadership:
Uses a systematic approach to problem-solving and decision-making:
Effectively communicates with others to fulfill Board responsibilities:
Works to improve personal effectiveness and performance: