Council of the Prince Edward Island College of Pharmacy

The purpose is stated in the Pharmacy Act, Section 5. The Council of the Prince Edward Island College of Pharmacy "is responsible for regulating the operation of pharmacies and the sale of drugs to the public in the province, in accordance with this Act and the regulations (Section 5(1), and the Council may, in Section 5(2) establish fees payable under this Act.

What is the function of the council?

Regulated Health Professions Act, Section 7(2) describes the duties of the council of a college as follows:

  • manage and conduct the business and affairs of the college; and
  • exercise the college’s rights, powers and privileges in the college’s name and on the college’s behalf.

RHPA, Section 10 (1) states that "A council may make bylaws not inconsistent with this Act or the regulations relating to the management and operation of the college, including bylaws In addition, RHPA, in Section 10(2), states that Council

  • (a) shall appoint a registrar for the purposes of this Act and the regulations; and
  • (b) may remunerate the registrar for performing the registrar’s duties under this Act.

Primary role:  Non-adjudicative

Material role: 

  • Strategic Development 
  • Advisory 
  • Professional Organization 
  • Managerial/Oversight 

How many people are on the council?

The Regulated Health Professions Act (RHPA), Section 7 (3) states that the Minister may, by order, appoint persons to the first council for a college to hold office for a term specified by the Minister. Further, in RPHA Section 7 (4), a council shall consist of at least 6 persons who are either:

  • members of the college, nominated in accordance with the college’s bylaws and appointed by the Minister; or
  • public representatives appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council.

What are the requirements of council members?

Formal Qualifications: Dependant on the position sought.

Work & Experience Requirements: Dependant on the position sought.

Skills Required: Consistent with material role (see "Function").

What are the nomination requirements?

Statutory Nomination Requirements: As stated in RPHA Section 7(5),"At least on-third of the members of a council shall be public representatives. In Section 7(6)(b), the public representatives [are] appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council. RPHA Section 7(8) The term of office of a member of a council shall not exceed three years.

Traditional Nomination Requirements: The Council of the College of Pharmacists described in the revised Pharmacy Act is a new Council (that replaces the PEI Pharmacy Board), i.e., there are no precedents.

Will I get paid?

The College pays a per diem.

What is the time commitment for the council?

The Council meets once a month (2.5-3 hours ). Meeting packages are forwarded 14 days in advance of the meetings, and require one to two hours to review the contents. Opportunities exist for additional committee work (range: 2-5 to 10-15 hr/yr).

In Section 7(8), the term of office of a member of a council shall not exceed three years. And, in Section 7 (9), a member of a council may serve more than one term of office but shall not serve for more than six consecutive years. It is noted that the PEI College of Pharmacists is the first professional body to be regulated under Regulated Health Professions Act legislation where the RPHA applies to all professions that request regulation in PEI.

Council of the College of Pharmacists - Members
Name County Term Start Term End

Priyanka Campbell, pharmacy representative

Kings County Jan 22, 2019 Jan 22, 2022

William Caw, public representative

Queens County Feb 28, 2019 Feb 28, 2022

Eileen Conway-Martin, public representative

Prince County Jan 22, 2019 Jan 22, 2022

Mary Ann McMahon, public representative

Queens County Feb 25, 2020 Feb 25, 2023

Lorraine Robinson, public representative

Prince County Sept 10, 2019 Sept 10, 2022

Kilby Rinco, pharmacy representative

Queens County Oct 1, 2018 Oct 1, 2021
Jeff Jardine, pharmacy representative Kings County Oct 25, 2019 Oct 25, 2022

Elizabeth Kennedy-Lord, pharmacist technician representative

Kings County Oct 1, 2018 Oct 1, 2021

Leslie Heusdens, pharmacy representative

Queens County Oct 25, 2019 Oct 25, 2022

David McLeod, pharmacy representative

Queens County Oct 25, 2019 Oct 25, 2022

Chris McKenna, pharmacy representative

Queens County Nov 28, 2017 Nov 28, 2020

Allan Greene, pharmacy representative

Queens County Nov 1, 2018 Nov 1, 2021

How can I apply?

If you would like to serve as a member of a provincial government agency, board, or commission (ABC) you can apply online through Engage PEI.  

Published date: 
June 3, 2020
Executive Council Office

General Inquiries

Executive Council Office
5th Floor, Shaw Building
95 Rochford Street
P.O. Box 2000,
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8

General Inquiries:
Phone: 902-368-4502
Fax: 902-368-6118

DeptECO@gov.pe.ca

Learning Partners Advisory Council Inquiries:
LPAC@gov.pe.ca 

Engage PEI Inquiries: 
engagepei@gov.pe.ca 

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