About CPSA Council elections
When there is a vacancy for a position held by a regulated member on CPSA Council, a call will be made for regulated members to nominate an eligible colleague to fill that position. If more nominations than available positions are received, an election will be called and regulated members will then elect those who have been nominated to CPSA Council.
2023 Council election timeline
|August 17, 2022||Nominations open|
|September 14, 2022||Nominations close|
|September 21, 2022||Voting opens|
|October 19, 2022||Voting closes|
|November 10, 2022||New Councillors officially announced in Messenger|
|January 1, 2023||New Councillors start their term|
Voting is now closed
CPSA Council election voting is now closed. This year, eligible regulated members were invited to vote for up to four candidates from Sept. 21 to Oct. 19, 2022 to fill four regulated member openings.
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 Professions 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 Health Professions 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; or
- has been found guilty of unprofessional conduct related to sexual abuse, misconduct or any sexual boundary violation at any time in any jurisdiction, including outside of Canada; or
- is elected to federal or provincial public office; occupies a senior position (Assistant Deputy Minister or higher) with the Government of Alberta; is a senior member or officer of a Regional Health Authority; or as their primary responsibility in the course of their employment represents an organization in collective bargaining or in proceedings under a collective bargaining agreement with regulated members, where those proceedings negotiate or set fees charged by regulated members for professional services, unless they cease to have those positions and five years have passed from the date of the election.