Governance Policies

A governance structure clearly defines the role, responsibilities, and accountability of the Council and the Council President. As well, it defines the nature of the Council's relationship with the C.E.O. (Registrar). As transition occurs in the membership of Council and in the Council presidency, the model assures continuity in governance policy. Council, under the Policy Governance structure, develops policies in five distinct categories: Ends, Governance Process, Council (Board)/Staff Relationships, Executive Limitations, and Criteria Governing the Practice of Medicine. These policies define the essence of the organization, what it believes, what it stands for, and what it values and considers important.

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POLICY TYPE:  Ends


These are the policies that state what the College wants to achieve for the people that it serves.  These are not services or programs, but outcomes of the activities of the College.  Even though Council members are elected or appointed, they are there to protect the interests of the public (i.e. the Moral Ownership) and not as advocates for the profession (i.e. its members).  Although the College does not serve the interests of the profession, it does remain accountable to it by virtue of the obligation to provide public protection as a reasonable cost to the profession. 

Number Title  Adopted/
Amended
 E-1 Mission 
Jan 2017
 E-2 Public Protection 
Apr 2010
 E-3 A Quality Healthcare System 
Apr 2010
 E-4 Healthy Public Policy 
Apr 2010
 E-5 Medical Profession Prepared for the Future 
Apr 2010 
 E-6 Professionally Led Regulation 
Apr 2010

POLICY TYPE:  Governance Process


These are the policies that ensure that the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan achieves its Ends, and avoids unacceptable actions and situations. They are the rules set up by Council to run the organization.


Number Title  Adopted/
Amended
 GP-1 Global Governance Process Policy 
Apr 2010
 GP-2 Governing Style 
Apr 2010
 GP-3 Council Job Description 
Apr 2010
 GP-4 Council Linkage with Ownership 
Apr 2010
 GP-5 Chairperson's Role 
Apr 2010 
 GP-6 Council Committee Principles 
Apr 2010
 GP-7 Council Committee Structure 
Apr 2010
  GP-7.1    Executive Committee Terms of Reference 
Apr 2010 
 GP-8 Council and Committee Expenses 
Sep 2018 
 GP-9 Code of Conduct 
Nov 2017 
 GP-10 Conflict of Interest 
Jan 2018 
 GP-11 Cost of Governance   Apr 2010 
 GP-12 Council Linkage with Other Organisations   Jun 2010
 GP-13 Council Planning Cycle and Agenda Control   Apr 2010 
 GP-14 Values Re: Complaint Resolution   Jun 2016 
 GP-15 Public Access to Council Meetings   Apr 2010 
 GP-16 Appeals to the Council as a Result of the Quality of Care Review Process   Jun 2016 
 GP-17 Development of Policies Governing the Practice of Medicine   Apr 2010 
  GP-17.1  Policy Cycle Process for Council-Initiated Policies Governing the Practice of Medicine Apr 2010 
  GP-17.2  Policies Required by External Bodies Apr 2010 
  GP-17.3  Policies of External Origin   Apr 2010 
  GP-17.4  Flexibility and Ability to React   Apr 2010 


POLICY TYPE:  Executive Limitations


These are the policies that articulate what the Registrar can do even though they are stated as what cannot be done. They limit what the Registrar does, but and are stated as what cannot be done. Council limits what the Registrar can do, but does not prescribe how he/she does it.

Number Title  Adopted/
Amended
 EL-1 General Executive Constraint
Apr 2010
 EL-2 Treatment of Staff
Apr 2010
 EL-3 Financial Planning
Apr 2010
 EL-4 Financial Condition
Apr 2010
 EL-5 Asset Protection
Apr 2010 
 EL-6 Interactions with Members and Public
Apr 2010
 EL-7 Regulatory Functions
Jun 2018
 EL-8 Compensation and Benefits
Apr 2010 
 EL-9 Communication and Support to Council
Apr 2010 
 EL-10 Emergency Executive Succession
Apr 2010 
 EL-11 Public Image  
Apr 2010 
 EL-12 Partnerships and Interorganizational Relationships 
Apr 2010 
 EL-13 Information Management  
Apr 2010 
 EL-14 Development of Policies Governing the Practice of Medicine   Apr 2010 
 EL-15

Approval of Externally Generated Policies Governing the Practice of Medicine

Apr 2010 


POLICY TYPE:  Registrar Relationship

Number Title  Adopted/
Amended
 CR-1 Delegation to the Registrar   
Apr 2010
 CR-2 Registrar Job Description
Apr 2010
 CR-3 Monitoring Registrar’s Performance
Apr 2010
 CR-4 Interpretation of Council Policies Governing the Practice of Medicine
Apr 2010