ACP bylaws amended by Council
January 12, 2022
Amendment provides clarity about eligibility to run for election to Council.
Council has approved amendment to section 22 of the ACP Bylaws that outlines who is not eligible for nomination, by adding the following subsection to come into effect immediately:
- “22(3)(f) the individual is or was a board member, officer, or employee, to a professional association or labour union that represents regulated members within the twelve (12) months preceding the date of notice of a Council election.”
The amendment was approved after considering feedback received from regulated members during the 60-day consultation period, ending at noon on December 6, 2021. Most regulated members responding during the consultation either fully supported the proposed addition or supported it in principle. The approved amendment responded to input received from members by
- incorporating the terminology “…a professional association or labour union that represents regulated members…” to be consistent with the Health Professions Act;
- shifting the latency period to “twelve (12) months preceding the date of notice of a Council election,” rather than 18 months from the date of an election; and
- deleting standing committee members and contractors as subjects in the amended bylaw, as was originally proposed.
Section 22 of the bylaws addresses eligibility to be nominated for and to run in an election for Council. Subsection 3 addresses circumstances where an individual is not eligible. The approved amendment enhances this section, complements the Health Professions Act, and better reflects Council governance policy.