Board of Health
The Board of Health for Public Health Sudbury & Districts is the governing body of Public Health Sudbury & Districts and is established by the provincial public health legislation, the Health Protection and Promotion Act (HPPA, e-Laws Ontario), RSO 1990, and regulations. Boards of health are the governing body and policy maker of public health units. Boards of health monitor all operations within their public health unit and are accountable to the community and to the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.
All boards of health have a legislated duty to ensure that the public health programs and services required by the HPPA are provided to people who live in the public health unit jurisdiction. Public health programs and services are intended to prevent the spread of disease and to promote and protect health.
The Ontario Public Health Standards: Requirements for Programs, Services, and Accountability (2018), published by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, set out the minimum requirements for fundamental public health programs and services for boards of health.
- Meeting dates, agendas and minutes (minutes are posted once they are ratified by the Board)
- Motions passed by the Board of Health for Public Health Sudbury & Districts
Board committee meetings
- Board of Health Executive Committee for Public Health Sudbury & Districts
- Board of Health Finance Standing Committee for Public Health Sudbury & Districts
The HPPA specifies the structure for boards of health (see Part VI, Sections 47 and 48). The Board of Health for Public Health Sudbury & Districts is comprised of 11 municipal members and up to 10 members appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (historically, the Board has held two such appointees). Current Board of Health for Public Health Sudbury & Districts members are listed below. The regular Board of Health for Public Health Sudbury & Districts meetings are held the third Thursday of the month (exceptions include March, July, August and December) at 1:30 p.m. The board may, by resolution, alter the time, day or place of any meeting.
Members of the Board of Health for Public Health Sudbury & Districts
Board member responsibilities:
- having a commitment to and an understanding of the purpose, policies and programs of Public Health Sudbury & Districts
- representing Public Health Sudbury & Districts in the community
- acquiring a clear understanding of the financial position of Public Health Sudbury & Districts and ensuring that the finances are adequate and responsibly spent
- serving in a volunteer capacity without regard for remuneration or profit
- being able to work and participate within a group, as a team
- being supportive of the organization and its management
- attending board meetings and actively participate including service on committees and as officers
- knowing and maintaining the lines of communication between the board and staff
- being responsible for continuing self-education and growth
- being familiar with local resources
- being aware of changing community trends and needs
- attending related community functions
- having a working knowledge of parliamentary procedure
Lieutenant Governor in Council appointments to boards of health
The compositions of boards of health are outlined in Section 49 of the Health Protection and Promotion Act (e-Laws Ontario) and the Regulations under the Act. Section 49 (3) provides for the appointment of members by the Lieutenant Governor in Council.
Applications to be a Lieutenant Governor in Council member on a board of health are made through the Public Appointments Secretariat.
This item was last modified on February 7, 2019