Updated February 22, 2016
The Board has decided to table the proposed amendments to Bylaw 2 and will not move forward with them at this time.
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Posted December 18, 2015
The College of Dental Surgeons of BC has posted amendments to Part 2 of its bylaws dealing with election and succession of executive board officers, eligibility requirements, and associated consequential changes to definitions and numbering.
The proposed changes were presented as a red-lined version of the current Bylaw Part 2. The consultation period closed on March 20, 2016.
These proposed changes do not affect the CDSBC board elections in 2016.
A succession model for the roles of treasurer, vice-president and president will ensure that the leadership of the CDSBC Board benefits from continuity, stability, and experience. Succession enables the executive to lead CDSBC with an increased level of responsibility as an executive progresses “up the ladder.” This ensures that when an executive board member ascends to the presidency, they will be equipped with the experience and knowledge to provide CDSBC with the most capable leadership.
This approach is consistent with modern principles of effective governance, and is becoming increasingly common among organizations with elected boards.
The Governance Committee researched and analyzed various possibilities for executive succession. The issue was reviewed in detail with the Board at its September 2015 meeting. The Board directed the preparation of a succession model with the following key characteristics:
The Board also directed certain eligibility requirements:
Draft amendments reflecting the directions above were considered and approved at the November 2015 board meeting. The amendments are shown in the red-lined bylaw document, which compares the current Bylaw Part 2 with the proposed amendments and required consequential changes.
- The newly elected executive board officer takes office as treasurer;- The sitting treasurer becomes the vice-president;- The sitting vice-president becomes the president; and- The term of office of the sitting president ends.
- The newly elected executive board officer takes office as treasurer;
- The sitting treasurer becomes the vice-president;
- The sitting vice-president becomes the president; and
- The term of office of the sitting president ends.
These points are a non-exhaustive summary of the key changes. Before submitting feedback, please review the redlined bylaw document in its entirety.
Feedback was received no later than March 20, 2016 and was submitted to:
Ministry of Health
College of Dental Surgeons of BC
By email / online
Attention: Executive Director, Professional Regulation & Oversight Branch
By emailInclude "Bylaw Part 2" in the subject line
Ministry of Health, Health Sector
Workforce Division1515 Blanshard StreetPO Box 9649 Stn Prov Govt,Victoria B.C. V8W 9P4
CDSBC Boardc/o Registrar's Office500 – 1765 West 8th Avenue,Vancouver B.C. V6J 5C6
CDSBC's registrants, partner organizations, other dental professionals and members of the public are invited to comment on the proposed changes to Bylaw Part 2.
Notice of these amendments has been provided to the Minister of Health, and regulatory colleges of other health professions in the province as required by section 19 (6.2) of the
Health Professions Act.
The consultation period runs for three months. At the close of the consultation period, the Board will review and consider all feedback received and decide whether to approve and adopt the amendments. If approved by the Board, the amendments will be filed with the Ministry of Health for final approval and implementation.