Board of Health Purchase of Services

Policy

Category: Board of Health
Subject: Board of Health Purchase of Services
Division: N/A 
Policy Number: CA.45.01.510
Effective Date: October 5, 2016

POLICY STATEMENT

The Board of Health (BOH) for Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health (WDGPH) is responsible for the overall governance of the affairs of WDGPH, subject to the provisions of the Health Protection and Promotion Act, Ontario Public Health Standards, Ontario Public Health Organizational Standards, BOH By-Laws and policies and procedures, as well as all other applicable legislation and memorandums of agreement. The BOH is under a fiduciary duty to carry out their duties honestly and in good faith, in the best interests of WDGPH, and with care and diligence. 

Policy:

As the need arises, the BOH shall have the authority to retain professional or consulting services providers in order to properly discharge its duties and responsibilities. Professional and consulting services retained may include, but are not limited to legal advisors, public relations experts, human resources/labour relations consultants, and other professionals whose expertise is provided on a contract or temporary basis.

Selection and procurement of professional or consulting services shall be completed in a transparent manner consistent with the organization’s approved procurement policy and procedure. The Chair of the BOH will advise the Medical Officer of Health/CEO of expenditures to be incurred that are not included in the approved budget for the BOH

SCOPE

This policy applies to all members of the BOH.

REFERENCES AND RELATED FORMS, POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

Corresponding Procedure:  N/A
CA.51.01.112 and CA.51.02.112 Procurement

CONTACT FOR INQUIRIES

Director, Administrative Services

APPROVED BY

Chair of the Board of Health