Role of the Board

The Board is the policy-making and governing body of CLPNBC. It receives its authority from the Health Professions Act, [RSBC 1996], c. 183. The composition and powers of the Board and the duties of its directors are stated in the Act, and in CLPNBC's Bylaws.

Through the Act, the Board is authorized to oversee the business of CLPNBC. This includes, but is not limited to: developing standards of education and practice, a Code of Ethics, and continuing competence programs; the registration of individuals applying to become LPNs; and renewal and reinstatement of registration.

The Board is required to meet at least four times a year. Directors are also expected to be in attendance at the Annual General Meeting. In accordance with the Bylaws, special meetings may be called at the discretion of the Board Chair or the Chief Executive Officer.

Membership on the Board

The membership and eligibility requirements for election to the Board are stated in CLPNBC's Bylaws, which provide:

  • the nomination and election process
  • the terms of office for elected directors
  • duties of the various board positions
  • some direction as to how to proceed in overseeing the business of CLPNBC
  • the requirement of the Board to account for its stewardship to members at the Annual General Meeting.

The Board is comprised of both elected and appointed members. Eight directors are elected by registrants in each of the five CLPNBC electoral districts. The provincial government appoints four public representatives. The Health Professions Act requires that one-third of all board members be public representatives.

Chief Executive Officer/Registrar

The Chief Executive Officer is the only employee of the Board, and is appointed by the Board. The role of the Chief Executive Officer is to:

  • carry out the provisions of the Health Professions Act;
  • implement decisions of the Board;
  • provide relevant background information to the Board to help in its decision-making;
  • administer the day-to-day business of CLPNBC.


Board members also serve as committee members. Committees, comprised of CLPNBC registrants and sometimes members of the public, do the majority of research and work so that the Board can make informed decisions.


Upcoming Board Meeting Dates

  • June 15, 2018

All Board meetings are held in the CLPNBC Boardroom from 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. unless otherwise specified.

CLPNBC Board meetings are open to registrants and the public but seating is limited. If you are interested in observing a board meeting, please fill out the Request To Observe A Board Meeting form

Meeting Minutes

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