Licensing and regulating certain health professions assures accountability by:
- Ensuring that the health professional is qualified to practise;
- Setting standards of practice and a code of ethics that the health professional must follow;
- Requiring the health professional to be registered and licensed to use the title of the profession and perform certain services; and
- Ensuring complaints about the professional are investigated and disciplinary action taken if necessary.
Public Representatives on Self-regulating Health Professional Associations
Each board or council of a self-regulating health profession in Saskatchewan includes a representative from the public to improve transparency and accountability.
These public representatives bring a public perspective on issues of concern presented to the council. As a member of the council, a public representative ensures that the profession:
- Acts fairly;
- Follows the appropriate legislation and bylaws;
- Fosters appropriate standards of practice and professional ethics; and
- Serves to protect the public interest.
The Ministry of Health is responsible for appointing members of the public to the councils of the self-regulating health professional associations.
Orientation Manual for Public Representatives
The Orientation Manual for Public Representatives on Self-Regulating Health Profession Councils helps assist you transition into your new position as a public representative. It is intended to complement the profession-specific orientation and documentation you will receive from your association.
Health Professional Associations
*Please note the profession of social work is the responsibility of the Minister Responsible for Social Services.
If problems arise that can't be resolved with the person or organization you're dealing with, get help from a client representative or quality of care coordinator.
- Saskatchewan Association of Health Organizations is a non-profit, non-government association that provides leadership, advocacy, support and programs for about 140 member health agencies throughout the province.
- 3sHealth - Shared Services Saskatchewan provides province-wide shared services to support Saskatchewan’s health system. The broad objectives of 3sHealth include creating enhanced value to the health system, improving service quality, and lowering the cost curve.