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Bylaws, Policies and Governance Plan

The affairs of a hospital are governed by the Board of Directors who stand in a fiduciary relationship with the hospital corporation.  The fiduciary duties that are owed by a hospital director to the corporation are among the highest standard of conduct that the law imposes.

The following documents guide and assist the Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare voluntary Board of Directors to carry out their duties and responsibilities:

Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare Bylaw

Governance Plan

Governance Policies and Procedures Manual

Section 1 - Establish Strategic Direction

1-10: Mission, Vision and Values
1-20: Strategic Planning
1-30: Strategies & Strategic Directions

Section 2 - Provide For Excellent Management

2-10: Board/CEO Relationship & Reports
2-20: Chief Executive Officer Position Description 
2-25: Chief of Staff Position Description
2-30: Executive Compensation
2-40: Performance Review - CEO/COS
2-50: Succession Planning, Chief Executive Officer
2-60: Succession Planning, Chief of Staff

Section 3 - Ensure Program Quality And Effectiveness

3-10: Accessibility Standards
3-15: Auditing Process, Professional Staff Credentialing and Appointment
3-20: Political Activities
3-22: Professional Staff Appointment and Credentialing 
3-25: Quality of Care Reviews
3-30: Service Animals
3-40: Supply Chain Code of Ethics
3-50: Support Person
3-60: Whistleblowing

Section 4 - Financial Viability

4-10: Amortization
4-20: Banking Guidelines
4-30: Capital Assets & Capitalization
4-40: Corporate Records
4-50: Enterprise Risk Management
4-60: Donations, Management of
4-65: Financial Donations to External Organizations
4-70: Financial Planning / Financial Condition
4-80: Financial Statements & Returns
4-85: Fraud Risk Assessment
4-90: Insurance and Asset Protection
4-100: Investment of Surplus Funds
4-110: Perquisites
4-120: Signing Authority
4-130: Signing Authority, Bank Cheques
4-140: Trust & Specific Purpose Funds

Section 5 - Ensure Board Effectiveness

5-10: Application to Serve on Board of Directors
5-20: Board Agenda Development and Use of Consent Agenda
5-30: Code of Conduct
5-40: Confidentiality
5-50: Conflict of Interest
5-60: Delegations to the Board
5-65: Director/Non-Director Annual Declaration Policy
5-70: Director Selection Guidelines
5-80: Education, Board of Directors
5-85: Electronic Meetings
5-90: Evaluation Process
5-95: Governance Performance Management Framework
5-110: Meeting Attendance, Board and Committees
5-120: Meetings Without Management
5-130: Mentorship Program
5-140: Minute Taking Standards
5-150: Open and In-Camera Board Meetings
5-160: Orientation
5-165: Police Criminal Record Checks for Board Applicants
5-170: Policy and Governance Review
5-180: Corporate Decision Making Framework
5-190: Recruitment and Election Process
5-200: Responsibilities of Elected and Ex-Officio Directors
5-210: Role Description - Board Chair
5-220: Role Description - Board Secretary
5-230: Role Description - Board Treasurer
5-240: Role Description - Board Vice-Chair
5-250: Role Description - Committee Chair
5-260: Roles and Responsibilities, Board
5-265: Rules of Procedure
5-270: Selection Process, Board Officers and Committee Chairs
5-280: Succession Planning

Section 6 - Foster Relationships

6-10: Board Accountability Statement
6-20: Board Award of Excellence
6-30: Community Representatives on Standing Committees
6-40: Corporate Communications and Media Call Policy
6-50: Corporate Partnerships
6:55: Integration, Commitment To
6-60: Recognition of Board Service

Section 7 - Terms of Reference

7-20: Executive Committee
7-30: Governance Committee
7-40: Nominations Committee
7-50: Quality & Patient Safety
7-60: Resources Committee
7-70: Strategic Planning Committee