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February 2015

CRNBC Board Meeting - February 6, 2015
0830 hours
CRNBC Boardroom - 2855 Arbutus Street, Vancouver, B.C.

In Attendance

Mary Kjorven, Chair
Stephanie Buckingham
Chilwin Cheng
Colleen Driscoll
Sheila Farrell
Anne Gavey
Colleen Hay
Ana-Maria Hobrough
Tricia Marck
Marilyn Loewen Mauritz
Pearl Pacheco
Cynthia Johansen, Registrar/Chief Executive Officer

Also in Attendance

Leadership Team:

Natasha Dookie, Deputy Registrar/Director, Registration, Inquiry and Discipline
Katherine Graham, Director, Communication and Human Resources
Daniel Laflèche, Director, Corporate Support
Christine Penney, Deputy Registrar/Director, Policy, Practice and Quality Assurance

Regrets

Lorraine Grant, Vice-chair
Kath-Ann Terrett

CRNBC Staff:

Lisa Ryan, Executive Assistant

Observers

Lindsay Wang
Janine Lennox, Chair, Langara College, School of Nursing
Patricia Woods, Vice-chair International, Langara College, School of Nursing

Call to Order

 

 

Mary Kjorven, Chair, called the meeting to order at 0836 hours.

Item 2 - Approval of Agenda

 

 

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.

   
Carried

Approval of Minutes

   

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:

  • November 30, 2014 (by email)
  • December 5, 2014 (in person)
  • December 19, 2014 (by email)
  • January 12, 2015 (by email)
   
Carried

New Business

Nurse Practitioner Appointment

   

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.

   
Carried

Supreme Court Decision

   

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.

Item 4 - Financial Statements

   

Received the draft December 2014 Financial Statements, as circulated in Appendix A.

   
Carried

Item 4 - Financial Statements - Clean-up of Capital Balances

   

Moved and seconded to approve transfer remaining balances in restricted capital balances for the building renovation and EDRMs to the operating fund.

   
Carried

Item 4 - Financial Statements – Financial Statements – Clarification for Management

   

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”.

   
Carried

Item 5 - Bylaw Changes

   

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.

   
Carried

Item 6 - Awards Committee and Program

   

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.

   
Carried

Item 7 - Education Program

   

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.

   
Carried
   

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.

   
Carried

Item 8 - Injection of Derma Fillers

   

Moved and seconded to approve the proposed limit and conditions as outlined in the Board report.

   
Carried

Item 9 - Strategic Planning

   

The Board will focus its February and April 2016 meetings on Strategic Planning.

Item 10 - Registrar/CEO’s Report

   

Information item.

Item 11 - Registration Renewal Update

   

Information item.

Item 12 - Registration Committee Policies

   

Information item.

Adjournment

The Open Session adjourned at 11:10 hours.

Certified as Approved

Mary Kjorven, Chair
Cynthia Johansen, Registrar/Chief Executive Officer
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