Code of Conduct

Appendix to Policy 3.7 – Conduct of Directors and Committee Appointees and Sanctions Process.

The Code of Conduct for Directors and Committee Appointees

Directors and members of Committees shall,

(a) be familiar and comply with the provisions of the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991, the Health Professions Procedural Code, the Pharmacy Act, the Drug and Pharmacies Regulation Act and their regulations, and the by-laws and policies of the College;

(b) be prepared to participate in Board meetings and Committee work including reading background materials and briefing documents;

(c) diligently take part in Committee work and actively serve on Committees as appointed by the Board;

(d) regularly attend meetings on time and participate constructively in discussions;

(e) offer opinions and express views on matters before the College, Board and Committee, when appropriate;

(f) participate in all deliberations in a respectful and courteous manner, recognizing the diverse background, skills and experience of Directors and Committee members;

(g) uphold the decisions made by a majority of the Board and Committees, regardless of the level of prior individual disagreement;

(h) place the interests of the College, Board and Committee above other interests;

(i) avoid and, where that is not possible, declare any appearance of or actual conflicts of interest and remove oneself from discussing or voting on any issue where there is a conflict of interest;

(j) refrain from including or referencing Director or Committee titles or positions held at the College in any personal or business promotional materials, advertisements and business cards (although referencing one’s titles or positions held at the College in one’s curriculum vitae is acceptable so long as the curriculum vitae is not overtly used in a promotional manner);

(k) preserve confidentiality of all information before the Board or Committee unless disclosure has been authorized by the Board or is otherwise exempted under the RHPA (e.g., it is already in the public domain);

(l) refrain from attempting to influence a statutory decision unless one is a member of a panel of the Committee or, where there is no panel, of the Committee dealing with the matter;

(m) respect the boundaries of staff whose role is not to report to or work for individual Directors or Committee members including not contacting staff members directly, except on matters where the staff member has been assigned to provide administrative support to that Committee or the Board or where otherwise appropriate; and

(n) be respectful of others and not engage in behaviour that might reasonably be perceived as verbal, physical or sexual abuse or harassment.