CRNBC Board Meeting - February 6, 2015
0830 hoursCRNBC Boardroom - 2855 Arbutus Street, Vancouver, B.C.
Mary Kjorven, Chair, called the meeting to order at 0836 hours.
Late Decision item – add Nurse Practitioner Appointment
Late Decision item – Supreme Court Decision – Doctor Assisted Suicide
By general consent, it was agreed to adopt the agenda as amended.
Amend the Minutes of December, 5, 2014 to reflect that Marilyn Loewen Mauritz was in attendance, not sending regrets.
Moved and seconded to approve the following minutes of the CRNBC Board as corrected:
Moved and seconded to approve the appointment of Susan Shumay, NP (F), to the Quality Assurance Committee. Term of office commences February 9, 2015 and expires the day after the first sitting of the newly-appointed Board in September 2015.
Discussion on the Supreme Court decision to regarding Doctor Assisted Suicide. The impact on nurses and legislature already in place in other countries. The Board agrees to wait on any action until legislation is confirmed. As part of the CEO’s report, the Environment Scan will monitor the legislation around this issue.
Received the draft December 2014 Financial Statements, as circulated in Appendix A.
Moved and seconded to approve transfer remaining balances in restricted capital balances for the building renovation and EDRMs to the operating fund.
Moved and seconded to approve the restriction of $1.5M added to the legal reserve in 2013-14 fiscal year to be used for purposes consistent with the operations of “Captive”.
RESOLVED THAT, in accordance with the authority established in section 19 (1) of the Health Professions Act, and subject to filing with the Minister as required by section 19 (3) of the Health Professions Act, the Board amend the Bylaws of the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia, as set out in the Schedule attached (as Appendix B) to the resolution of Item 5 of the February 6, 2015 Board report.
Moved and seconded to approve the dissolution of the Awards Committee. In addition, the Board acknowledges and thanks the committee members for their support of the Awards Program and service to the College.
RESOLVED THAT the Board approve the EPRC recommendation to grant preliminary recognition to the Registered Nurse Re-entry Program for Internationally Educated Nurses offered by Langara College until December 31, 2015 on the terms and conditions stated in the February 6, 2015 report to the Board on this matter.
RESOLVED THAT in accordance with the authority established in section 19 (1) (m.1) of the Health Professions Act, and subject to filing with the Minister as required by section 19 (3) of the Health Professions Act, the Board amend Schedule C of the Bylaws of the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia, as set out in the Schedule attached to this resolution.
Moved and seconded to approve the proposed limit and conditions as outlined in the Board report.
The Board will focus its February and April 2016 meetings on Strategic Planning.
The Open Session adjourned at 11:10 hours.