TERMS OF REFERENCE – ETHICS COMMITTEE
The Ethics Committee promotes ethical reflection that leads to sound decision making; consistent with excellence in patient-centred care.
The Ethics Committee will:
a. Provide staff with a consultative resource for ethical reflection;
b. Enhance the skills and knowledge needed for ethical reflection within the clinic and the Committee itself;
c. Recommend policies that strengthen the capacity of the clinic to provide care grounded in the values, mission and vision of the clinic;
d. Recommend guidelines for specific ethical issues that arise in patient care;
e. Review research proposals to ensure that they comply with the clinics mission and values.
3. MEMBERSHIP AND VOTING
a. Chief Executive Officer;
b. At least two (2) members of the active medical staff;
c. Such other persons as the CEO deems advisable; with consideration of the following:
• At least two (2) Board members, appointed by the Board annually;
• Lead Physician
d. The Board Chair, ex officio, may participate in and vote at any Committee meeting.
3.2 Committee members will normally be appointed for one (1) and two (2)
year terms, staggered to promote continuity and ensure orderly turnover.
Members may be appointed to consecutive terms.
3.3 Provided that they remain a Board member, a Committee member
continues to hold office after their terms, until they are re-appointed or
a successor is appointed.
3.4 Each appointed member shall have one (1) vote.
The Committee Chair will be appointed by the Board Chair.
6. FREQUENCY OF MEETINGS AND MANNER OF CALL
The Committee shall meet at least six (6) times each year.
A quorum of the Committee is a majority of its voting members.
a. The Chief Executive Officer and/or designate will provide administrative and logistical...