REPORT FROM THE BOARD
The regular monthly meeting of the Board of Directors was held on 02 March 2021.
Mrs. Lafrance-Allaire’s report included COVID-19 (Rapid Antigen Testing clinic and vaccination), Long-Term Care Service Accountability Agreement (L-SAA) Schedule E re Form of Declaration of Compliance (approved and signed), Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities [CARF] (accreditation will be conducted virtually 25 & 26 March 2021), Good News Item (Rapid Antigen Testing clinic) and Census Data.
Corporate Policy Review – The Board of Directors approved the following policies as reviewed or revised:
-Board of Directors Policy #2-a-30 re Policy on Open Board Meetings;
-Corporate Policy #3-a-92 re Procurement Code of Ethics;
-Administrative Policy #4-a-164-i re Job Description – Executive Director – St. Joseph’s Villa; and
-Administrative Policy #4-a-164-ii re Job Description – Executive Director – Hotel Dieu Hospital.
ETHICS AND MISSION COMMITTEE
Policies to Review/Revise – The Board of Directors approved the following policies as recommended by the Ethics and Mission Committee:
-Board of Directors Policy #2-a-15 re Ethics and Mission Committee;
-Corporate Policy #3-a-22 re Guidelines for Medical-Moral Consultations;
-Corporate Policy #3-a-24 re Death with Dignity;
-Corporate Policy #3-a-26 re Guidelines for Use of Advance Directives for Healthcare Decisions;
-Corporate Policy #3-a-28 re Guidelines for Care at End of Life; and
-Corporate Policy #3-a-29 re Guidelines Regarding Sexual Intimacy.
COMPREHENSIVE PLANNING, FINANCE AND PERSONNEL RELATIONS COMMITTEE (CPFPRC)
Financial Statements – The statements were reviewed. The Board of Directors approved the Financial Statements for the period ended 31 January 2021 as presented.
Management Fiduciary Statement – The Board of Directors approved the Management Fiduciary Statement for January 2021.
The Auxiliary traditionally holds an annual general meeting during the month of March, however, the meeting this year will be delayed.
PROFESSIONAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE (PAC) REPORT
Policies to Review/Revise – The Board of Directors approved the following policies as recommended by the Professional Advisory Committee:
-Board of Directors Policy #2-a-26 re Professional Advisory Committee; and
-Corporate Policy #3-a-25 re Resuscitative Intervention for Care at End of Life.
2021 Medical Staff Reapplications – The following physicians were reappointed by the Board to the medical staff for 2021 for the privileges previously held, as recommended by the PAC: Dr. G. Foley, Dr. S.C. Patel, Dr. E. Bazile, Dr. N. Ménard and Dr. M.S. Reen.
Standing Item: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) – A DEI workshop has been scheduled with Miller Thomson for 08 April 2021. The Board of Directors and the Senior Team are invited to attend.
PUBLIC RELATIONS AND BRANDING COMMITTEE
Introductions – It was the first Public Relations and Branding Committee meeting. Introductions were made and the Committee discussed where to begin. Research will be done to identify the population and target audience.
Policy and Bylaws – The Board of Directors recommended to the Members of the Corporation that the Coordinator of Administration be removed from the composition of the Public Relations and Branding Committee.
The Board of Directors approved the following policy as revised:
-Board of Directors policy #2-a-40 re Public Relations and Branding Committee
Annual Workplan – The Board of Directors approved the Annual Workplan for the Public Relations and Branding Committee as presented.
ANNUAL WORKPLAN – The March workplan schedule was reviewed.
The next regular Board of Directors meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, 06 April 2021 at noon via video conference due to COVID-19.