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.
2024 Council election timeline
|August 16, 2023||Nominations open|
|September 13, 2023||Nominations close|
|September 20, 2023||Voting opens|
|October 18, 2023||Voting closes|
|November 9, 2023||New Councillors officially announced in Messenger|
|January 1, 2024||New Councillors start their term|
Nominations opening soon!
CPSA Council nominations for 2024 will open Aug. 16, 2023. This year, eligible regulated members will be invited to vote for one candidate from Sept. 20 to Oct. 18, 2023 to fill one regulated member opening.
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.