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GP 10 - Competence Committee Charter

Policy Number: GP 10 Effective Date: March 2023
Last Review Date: September 2022 Next Review Date: March 2024
Review Frequency: Annually Related Supporting Documents:
  1. Establishment 

    The Competence Committee is established pursuant to section 10 of the Act.

  2. Source of Authority   

    The committee is delegated authority from Council via Bylaw 3.

  3. Composition  

    The committee shall comprise a minimum of seven (7) members.

    3.1.1. The committee shall include a minimum of two (2) public representatives appointed by Council.

    3.1.2. The balance of the committee shall be Registrants.

    3.2. Any committee member may serve as Chair.

    3.3. The Chair shall be selected by Council on recommendation from the Nominating Committee.

    3.4. Council is responsible for removal of members.

  4. Eligibility  

    4.1. Members must not currently be a member of College Council or another College regulatory committee.

    4.2. Members shall meet the competence requirements defined by the Nominating Committee.

  5. Term  

    5.1. The term of office of committee members is three (3) years, staggered with approximately one-third of these members appointed each year.

    5.2. The term of the Chair is two (2) years.

    5.3. All committee members may serve one (1) additional term.

    5.4. A member continues to hold office after the expiry of the member’s term until the member is reappointed or a successor is appointed.

  6. Quorum  

    A quorum is at least three (3) members, the majority of which must be registrants.

  7. Meetings 

    The Competence Committee shall:

    7.1. All decisions shall be by a majority vote. 

    7.2. Subject to the Act, determine its own rules of procedure, calling of meetings, and matters related to them. Meetings of the committee are held in private unless otherwise determined by the committee. 

    7.3. The Chair does not vote unless there is a tied vote, in which case the Chair’s vote decides the matter.

  8. Duties and Powers 

    8.1. The committee may: 

    8.1.1. make recommendations on continuing competence requirements and the assessment of those requirements;

    8.1.2. review continuing competence requirements on the registration application and renewal of practice permit applications, to determine if continuing competence requirements are met;

    8.1.3. direct the CEO & Registrar to cancel a practice permit and registration if the committee is satisfied that the applicant has not met the conditions imposed when the practice permit was issued, and

    8.1.4. undertake any other power or duty given to it under the Act, the Regulations or the Bylaws

    8.2. In accordance with Section 52 of the Act, information related to participation in a continuing competence program is confidential, and any person who has access to or comes into possession of such information shall not publish, release or disclose the information in any manner except as is necessary for:

    8.2.1. the Competence Committee to give to the Complaints Director the name of a registrant and the grounds for a referral under Section 51.1 of the Act, or

    8.2.2. release or disclosure to the counsel of the registrant in connection with proceedings under part 2, 3 or 4 of the Act.

    8.3. Information respecting continuing competence under the Act, the Regulation or the Bylaws that is received by a member of the Competence Committee shall be kept confidential by that member.

    8.4. Information respecting continuing competence under the Act, the Regulation or the Bylaws that is received by a member of the Competence Committee shall be kept confidential by that member.

    8.5. May authorize the disclosure of information for statistical use when the information cannot be attributed to a particular individual or facility.

    8.6. Authorize to delegate any of its powers or duties to the Continuing Competence staff resource, with or without conditions.