About Council elections
Each year, Alberta physicians elect new physician members to Council to replace those who retire or have served their maximum terms. Councillors can serve a maximum of two consecutive terms (six years total).
Key dates in 2020
Voting for the 2020 election is now closed
This year, physicians had the opportunity to vote for two physician vacancies on Council. We’ll announce the successful candidates on Nov. 12.
A regulated member on the General Register, the Provisional Register or the Limited Practice Register (whether a physician, surgeon, osteopath or physician assistant) may stand for nomination, nominate a colleague and vote in the election if:
- no fees, costs, fines, assessments, levies or any other sums are owing by the member to CPSA;
- the member has a valid and current practice permit that is not currently suspended; and
- the member is in compliance with all orders or directions made pursuant to the Health Information Act.
A regulated member is not eligible to be nominated for or elected as a member of Council if:
- the member is currently subject to certain undertakings, conditions imposed under section 55 or 65, or directions under section 118 of the Act; or
- has been formally charged with unprofessional conduct that has not yet been determined by a Hearing Tribunal; or
- has been found guilty of unprofessional conduct within the preceding 10 years.