Non-Council Committee FAQs

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Committee Descriptions

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​​​Responsibilities

​​​Time Commitment

Complaints​The Complaints Committee investigates and considers complaints and mandatory employer reports regarding members of the College. Where appropriate, the Committee may caution a member about their conduct.

The Committee may also refer allegations of professional misconduct and/or incompetence to the Discipline Committee, or refer matters of incapacity to the Fitness to Practise Committee.
​Committee meetings or panels for training, policy discussions, and deliberating on complaints.

Approximately 4 - 8 times per year.


​Discipline

*The same 12 members on the Discipline Committee are also on the Fitness to Practise Committee. The Chair and Vice-Chair positions are different for each.
​Panels of the Discipline Committee conduct hearings about allegations of professional misconduct or inco​mpetence, and determine if a member of the College is guilty of professional misconduct or is incompetent. Discipline Committee hearings are generally open to members of the public.

Committee members may be required to meet over consecutive days for hearings.​​
​Committee meetings or panels for training, policy discussions, and disciplinary hearings.

Approximately 4 - 8 times per year.
​Fitness to Practise

*The same 12 members on the Discipline Committee are also on the Fitness to Practise Committee. The Chair and Vice-Chair positions are different for each.
The Fitness to Practise Committee hears matters directed or referred to it regarding allegations of incapacity. Following a hearing, the Committee determines if a member of the College is physically or mentally unable to carry out their professional responsibilities. The Fitness to Practise Committee may impose restrictions on a member’s ability to practise where necessary to protect the public interest. 
​Committee meetings or panels for training, policy discussions, and fitness to practise hearings.

Approximately 4 - 8 times per year.
R​egistration Appeals​The Registration Appeals Committee is responsible for reviewing registration applications at the request of applicants once the Registrar proposes to refuse to issue a Certificate of Registration or to impose terms, conditions or limitations on a Certificate of Registration.​​Committee meetings or panels for
training, policy discussions, reviewing applications and files, and registration appeals.

Approximately 4 - 8 times per year.
​Regi​stration​The Registration Committee advises Council on strategic policy directions for registration requirements. For example, the Committee might discuss and advise Council on policies related to registration, approved education programs, or educational qualifications.  The Committee does not review or make decisions about individual applications. Committee meetings or teleconferences for training, policy discussions, and making recommendations to Council.

Approximately 5 times per year.

​Standards of Practice​The Standards of Practice Committee advises Council on policy directions regarding the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice and the Continuous Professional Learning program. For example, the Committee might review plans, policies or guidelines to help develop new learning resources for members.​Committee meetings or teleconferences.
Training, policy discussions, and making recommendations to Council.

Approximately 5 times per year.

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