Term of office expires
Term expires the day after the first sitting of the newly-appointed Board.
Following the investigation of a written complaint under Part 3 of the Health Profession Act, the Inquiry Committee may direct the registrar to issue a citation for a discipline hearing. This is most likely to occur in circumstances in which the Inquiry Committee determines that a competency, conduct, or fitness concern impacting practice is supported by evidence, but the registrant denies the allegations or, despite admissions, is unwilling to enter an appropriate resolution agreement to remedy the matter in the public interest. In this case, the competency, conduct, or fitness concern will be evaluated by the Discipline Committee in a hearing setting in which witnesses are called to testify and documentary evidence is presented. Discipline Committee members work in panels of three to conduct hearings. The Discipline Committee weighs the evidence to make factual findings about what happened and determine whether and what type of regulatory intervention in a registrant’s practice is required to ensure public safety.
Registrants and public representatives (member of the public or appointed board member).
The panel process can take up to two weeks at a time, but occurs infrequently.
Two discipline hearings were held in 2016-17.