Agenda/Minutes · Terms of Reference
The Long Term Care Task Force (LTCTF) was established by direction of Regional Council on March 26th, 2015. The objective of the Task Force is to bring forth to Council a recommended service delivery method in order to address the needs for Long Term Care Home redevelopment. Specifically, the LTCTF is to focus on the redevelopment of three Long Term Care Homes (namely Upper Canada Lodge, Gilmore Lodge, and Linhaven).
The mandate of the LTCTF is to bring a recommendation to council in order to provide feedback, insights, and observations related to the findings and developments of the tasks within the steps under the Alternative Service Delivery (ASD) Review Process outlined in Report CAO 5-2015 and as set out below:
The membership of the LTCTF shall be comprised of the following:
The Committee shall appoint, from membership, a Chair and Vice Chair at its first meeting.
There will be no compensation for LTCTF members who are employees of Niagara Region or members of Regional Council.
The LTCTF's term shall be concluded once its tasks are completed and a recommendation is made to Council, unless specifically requested by Council to undertake additional tasks.
It is anticipated that the work plan will be completed prior to January 31, 2016.
The Task Force shall hold meetings at the call of the Chair. It is anticipated that meetings will be held monthly but may change from time to time in order to meet the work plan to accomplish the tasks as outlined.
The venues for the meetings will vary and may include the attendance at long term care facilities as well as other appropriate locations.
Staff will prepare Committee meeting agendas with input from the Chair and Committee members.
Committee meeting minutes will be prepared by staff and forwarded to each Committee member at least five days prior to the meeting at which the minutes are to be adopted.
The LTCTF will report directly to Regional Council.
Meetings of the LTCTF are not public. Members should keep matters of the committee strictly confidential.
A Chair and Vice Chair will be elected from Task Force members at the first meeting to preside over meetings. The Chair of the Task Force shall be a Regional Councillor. The Vice Chair of the Task Force shall be nominated from the remaining membership.
It is the role of the Chair to preside over LTCTF meetings so that its business can be carried out efficiently and effectively, and to act as a liaison between the Task Force and Regional Council.
It is the role of the Vice Chair to preside over LTCTF meetings in the absence of the Chair and to perform any other duties delegated by the Chair or as assigned by the Task Force through a majority vote.
All LTCTF members, including the Chair and Vice Chair, have the responsibility to help achieve the LTCTF's Mandate and Goals/Purposes. All members of the task force are participating because of their interest and expertise, and all have an equal role in participating.
Committee members are also responsible for:
Members who miss three unauthorized consecutive meetings shall be deemed to have resigned from the Committee and will be notified of this in writing by the Committee Chair.