The Manitoba government has introduced legislation to strengthen regional health authority boards, update the selection processes and adjust board sizes. Rural and northern health authorities will move to 12 from 15 board members. The province is now accepting nominations of board members who will use their professional experience to guide the provision of health care across the province.
Nominees must be 18 years of age as of the date of appointment, have a strong commitment to improving the health system, to supporting the region and to improving the health of Manitobans, have strong communication skills, have time to prepare and attend board meetings on a regular basis and comply with regional conflict of interest guidelines.
Any resident of Manitoba may nominate a person including themselves for the board of a regional health authority. Nomination forms are available at local regional health authority offices, community health offices, in regional health facilities of online at www.gov.mb.ca/health/rha/forms.html and are due by September 16th. Appointments are expected by early November.