Under the Health Professions Act, the chiropractic profession is granted the privilege to self regulate through the CCBC. With this privilege also comes great responsibility to deliver on our mandate of serving and protecting the public. The Board is charged with ensuring that decisions made at the Board table are in the public interest.
The CCBC Board is composed of four public appointed members and eight elected registrant board members who:
- Are volunteer. Reasonable expenses are reimbursed and honoraria are provided in accordance with CCBC policies.
- Can commit for a term of three years.
- Meet approximately 5 times per year in person, usually on Wednesday afternoons at the CCBC office in Richmond, BC.
- Spend 3-6 hours reviewing materials and preparing for each meeting.
- Attend and often present at the Annual General Meeting which takes place in the Lower Mainland in even numbered years and alternating Vancouver Island and the Okanagan during odd numbered years.
- Are also involved in committee work.
- May meet in person for education and strategic planning events outside of Board meeting dates.
- Meets the Board & Committee Candidate Requirements.
- Completes annual Board and personal evaluations.
- Has access to an internet connection.
- Takes the Oath of Office prescribed by the Minister of Health in the Health Professions Act.
- Signs and abides by the code of conduct agreement and other relevant Board policies.
- Most importantly, Board members are accountable to the College who is charged with protecting the interests of the public.
Registrants who are interested in running for a volunteer position on the board must:
- Be a full registrant in good standing. Expiring Board members are eligible for re-election and must follow this protocol for nomination.
- Practice in the electoral district which is up for election (districts defined in Schedule A of the Bylaws).
- Not have dues in arrears.
- Not be the subject of:
- an investigation by the Inquiry committee under section 33 of the Act or;
- an unresolved citation issued by the Registrar under section 37 of the Act.
- Have no limits or conditions are imposed on the practice of chiropractic by the registrant.
The term for each position on the Board is three years. Elections are held when two or more eligible candidates are nominated for a district (see Schedule A of the Bylaws for the definition of districts).