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Becoming a Board Member

Throughout the year, the Ministry of Health encourages interested Saskatchewan residents with relevant skills and experience to put their names forward to serve on the board of their health region or the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency.
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1. Apply to be a board member

To be considered for appointment to a regional health authority (health region board) or the Cancer Agency board, submit a Declaration of Interest form. Declarations of Interest are kept on file for one year.
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2. Appointments

Each of the Saskatchewan regional health authorities and the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency is governed by members appointed by the Lieutenant Governor-in-Council. Each member is appointed at pleasure and holds office for a term of not more than three years and thereafter until the member is reappointed or the appointment is cancelled. The Lieutenant Governor-in-Council designates the Chair and the Vice-Chair.
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3. Eligibility

Eligibility for appointment to a regional health authority is pursuant to Section 3(1) of The Regional Health Services Administration Regulations. Eligibility for appointment to the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency is pursuant to subsection 4(6) of The Cancer Agency Act.

To be eligible for appointment, you must be a Canadian citizen and must be at least 18 years of age. 

A person would be disqualified if they were:

  • an employee of the health region or the Cancer Agency;
  • an employee of the Ministry of Health or an agency for which the Minister of Health is responsible;
  • a director, officer or employee of a health care organization that has a contract with the regional health authority or cancer agency;
  • an auditor of, or a lawyer acting for, the health region, Cancer Agency or a health care organization that has a contract with the regional health authority or Cancer Agency;
  • a person who receives 50 per cent or more of his or her gross annual income through contracts with the health region or cancer agency or a health care organization that has a contract with the health region or Cancer Agency; 
  • a person who is a director of a corporation that receives 50 per cent or more of its gross annual income through contracts with the health region or Cancer Agency or a health care organization that has a contract with the health region or Cancer Agency; 
  • a member of the practitioner staff of the health region or Cancer Agency or an affiliate that operates a facility within the health region; 
  • a person who holds office as a member of the Legislative Assembly, the House of Commons or the Senate of Canada; 
  • a judge of Court of Queen’s Bench or Court of Appeal; 
  • a person who has been convicted of an offence pursuant to section 123, 124 or 125 of the Criminal Code and has not received an absolute discharge or pardon with respect to the offence; or 
  • a person who has been convicted of an offence that is punishable by imprisonment for five years or more and has not received an absolute discharge or pardon with respect to the offence. 
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4. Code of Conduct and Ethics

Members of the regional health authority or the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency are expected to follow the Code of Conduct and Ethics set out by their organization. The Code of Conduct and Ethics addresses the following issues: 

  • standards of behaviour, including fiduciary responsibilities and duty of care; 
  • conflict of interest, including both material interest and representational group interest; 
  • the obligation to report to the board any breach of the Code of Conduct and Ethics, or any illegal or unethical behaviour; 
  • the protection and proper use of the board's assets and opportunities; 
  • confidentiality of information obtained through the member's role; and 
  • compliance with legislation. 

For more information on board member code of conduct see Code of Conduct and Ethics in Related Links below.

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5. Remuneration and reimbursement for expenses

Section 17 of The Regional Health Services Act and Section 7 of The Cancer Agency Act state that "The Lieutenant Governor in Council may determine the maximum rates for the remuneration and reimbursement for expenses that may be paid to members." Order-In-Council 75/2003 establishes rates of remuneration and reimbursement for expenses that may be paid to members of regional health authorities and Order-In-Council 115/2007 establishes rates to members of the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency.

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