19. The Governing Council may, with the approval of the Governor in Council, make by-laws for the regulation of its proceedings and generally for the conduct of its activities.
HEALTH RESEARCH INSTITUTES
20. (1) The Governing Council shall
(a) establish, maintain and terminate divisions of the CIHR, to be called Health Research Institutes, and determine the mandate of each Health Research Institute;
(b) create an Advisory Board for each Health Research Institute and appoint the members of the Advisory Boards; and
(c) appoint a Scientific Director for each Health Research Institute.
(2) Each Health Research Institute shall support individuals, groups and communities of researchers for the purpose of implementing, within its mandate, the objective of the CIHR.
Marginal note:Role and functioning
(3) The Governing Council shall develop policies respecting the role and functioning of Health Research Institutes and their Advisory Boards and Scientific Directors.
Marginal note:Appointments to Advisory Boards
(4) The Governing Council shall appoint to the Advisory Boards women and men who are able to contribute to the achievement of the objective of the CIHR in the overall interests of Canadians. The Governing Council shall consider appointing women and men who reflect the highest standards of scientific excellence and a range of relevant backgrounds and disciplines, such as researchers in the fields of bio-medical research, clinical research and research respecting health systems, health services, the health of populations, societal and cultural dimensions of health and environmental influences on health.
Marginal note:Quintennial review
21. The Governing Council shall review the mandate and performance of each Health Research Institute at least every five years after it is established and determine whether its mandate or the policies respecting its role and functioning should be amended or whether it should be merged with another Health Research Institute or terminated.
Marginal note:Travel and living expenses
22. (1) Members of an Advisory Board shall serve without remuneration, but may be paid the travel and living expenses fixed by the Governor in Council that they incur while absent from their ordinary place of residence in the course of performing duties and functions under this Act.
Marginal note:Other benefits
(2) The members of an Advisory Board are deemed to be employed in the federal public administration for the purposes of the Government Employees Compensation Act and the regulations made under section 9 of the Aeronautics Act.
Marginal note:Performing other duties or functions
(3) A member of an Advisory Board, who with the approval of the Governing Council performs any duties or functions on its behalf in addition to their duties and functions as a member of the Advisory Board, may be paid the fees that are fixed by the Governor in Council.
- 2000, c. 6, s. 22;
- 2003, c. 22, s. 224(E).
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