Health Professionals Advisory Committee
The Health Professionals Advisory Committee provides the South East LHIN with a superb opportunity to work with health service providers within our community.
Collaboration and consultation with our many stakeholders is integral to our mission. As front line providers of care, health professionals are essential members of our community and have a valued role in helping to achieve the vision of healthcare in Ontario. The South East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) has established a health professionals' advisory committee comprised of members from a range of health services professions. This multi-disciplinary committee will have the responsibility of providing advice to the network on how to achieve patient-centred health care.
Mandate of the Committee
The HPAC is responsible for assisting the LHIN carrying out its responsibilities by providing advice on how to achieve patient-centered health care.
Among the variety of areas of interest, the committee will specifically consider the following:
- Health status of the population
- Innovative approaches to health service delivery
- Utilization of health human resources
- Other matters that are consistent with the objectives of the LHIN
- Other areas the LHIN considers appropriate and specifies to the committee
Please review the Committee Members page.
The Ontario Regulation made under the Local Health System Integration Act, 2006states that each committee shall have at least the following 12 members:
- Four members of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario:
- One who is authorized to practice in the area of family medicine and who practices in the community;
- One who is authorized to practice in a specialty of medicine that is not family medicine and who provides care to in-patients in a hospital.
- Two additional members.
- Four members of the College of Nurses of Ontario:
- At least one from each of the following sectors: hospital, community and long-term care and at least one of whom holds a certificate of registration for registered practical nurses
- One member of the College of Dietitians of Ontario who is from the hospital, long-term care or community sector
- One member of the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario or the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario
- One member of the Ontario College of Pharmacists who is from the hospital long-term care or community sector
- One member of the College of Psychologists or Ontario or the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers who is from the community, long-term care or mental health sector
- The committee may also have 3 additional members who meet the membership criteria (below), but none of whom shall be a member of the College of Nurses of Ontario or the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario.
The Ontario Regulation made under the Local Health System Integration Act, 2006 establishes the following guidelines regarding membership:
To qualify as a member of the committee you must be one of the following:
- A member within the meaning of the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991,
- Registered as a drugless practitioner under Drugless Practitioners Act, or
- A member of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers who holds a certificate of registration for social work and, practice or reside in the geographic area of the LHIN
You may not be a member of the HPAC if:
- You are a member of the board or an officer of a corporation or entity that represents the interests of persons who are part of the health sector and whose main purpose is advocacy for the interest of those persons
- You receive compensation to represent the interests of a corporation or entity described above, whether or not you are an employee of the corporation or entity
- You are a president, vice-president, chair, vice-chair, treasurer, secretary, chief executive officer or executive director of a local, provincial, national or international trade union or perform functions for a trade union similar to those normally performed by a person holding any of those titles
- You receive compensation to represent the interests of a trade union, except if you are an employee of the trade union
- You have been the subject of a finding of professional misconduct, incompetence or incapacity in Ontario or any other jurisdiction and the finding has not been set aside on appeal or judicial review, as the case may be.
For more information about the Health Professionals Advisory Committees as defined under the Local Health System Integration Act, 2006, please click here.
Frequency of Meetings and Other Important Information
- Members would be appointed for a term of at least one year
- The chair of the Committee will report to the CEO of LHIN twice per year
- This is a volunteer opportunity, however members will be reimbursed for approved travel expenses
- The committee is responsible directly to the LHIN
Application for Membership - Forging a Stronger Health Care System Together
When vacancies are present on the Committee, postings for Expressions of Interests will be listed below. To apply for one of these important volunteer opportunities please submit an expression of interest letter and a copy of your resume to the contact information below:
71 Adam Street
Belleville, ON K8N 5K3
Expressions of Interest will be reviewed by the LHIN's senior management team. Selected candidates will be invited to meet with the LHIN to discuss this important volunteer opportunity.
Thank you for your interest in the Health Professionals Advisory Committee!
For further information, or if you have questions, please contact Paul Huras, CEO
613.967.0196 x 2245