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At the Alberta College and Association’s Annual General Meeting that was held on September 27, 2020, the ACAO announced upcoming changes to our Council of Directors composition.

In July 2020, the Government of Alberta tabled Bill 30: The Health Statutes Amendment Act 2020. This Bill will increase the required percentage of public members from at least 25% to at least 50% on Colleges’ governing Councils, Hearing Tribunals and Complaint Review Committees. The Bill provides for this change to come into effect on April 1, 2021.

As part of this requirement, the ACAO ratified amendments to the ACAO Bylaws. Further to changes required by Bill 30, the ACAO Council of Directors is working on additional planning to prepare for the changes for April 2021.

For further information we have included a summary from Field Law on the changes that will be required.