In accordance with The Regulated Health Professions Act, the Council has the responsibility to govern, determine, control, and administer the affairs of the College.

Council has the power to make By-laws for the exercise and carrying out of its powers, rights and duties and make specific rules regarding the manner in which the College operates.  Council also has the power to make Standards of Practice of Medicine and Practice Directions, which are compulsory for the membership.

Council has adopted a policy governance model and strives to govern with an emphasis on strategic leadership, including a commitment to:

  • obtaining public and membership input;
  • encouragement of a diversity of viewpoints; and
  • ensuring clear distinction between Council and College staff roles.