March Council Highlights
April 5, 2018
Note: This article was originally posted in our April 2018 newsletter, and has not been updated.
Our Council meetings are open to members and the public. If any of these highlights from the March Council meeting, held March 21st interest you, you can click here to read more in the meeting materials.
General By-law: Proposed Amendments for Consultation
The College’s General By-law needs to be amended to be compliant with the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 as a result of changes from the government’s Bill 87. Additional changes and edits to the by-law were brought forward to Council for consideration. We have opened a consultation on the proposed changes and you can share your thoughts here.
Proposed Changes to Instalment Payment
One of the proposed changes to the Fee & Remuneration By-law is to the way the College processes instalment payments. Currently, processing instalment payments adds about 60 hours of staff time each year. Council is proposing to add an additional administrative cost to registration fees paid in instalment. Members experiencing financial difficultly are able to apply to the Registrar for compassionate consideration and an altered payment plan. You can click here to provide your comments on this proposal.
The 2018-2019 draft budget was approved by Council in advance of its presentation to the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.
The College requests funds from the Ministry to cover the shortfall that exists because the College produces less revenue than our expenses. The College’s revenue comes from membership fees, and our relatively low membership numbers compared to other regulated health colleges mean that our revenue does not equal our expenses.
The Ministry acknowledges this and provides funding annually to allow the College to fulfill its mandate of regulating midwifery in the public interest. We continue to work towards financial independence from the Ministry.
Thank you Gemma Salamat!
Council and College staff would like to take this opportunity to thank Gemma Salamat for her service as a public member on our Council. We all appreciate your commitment to the public interest, and will miss working with you!