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  General Regulations AR 150/99

 

PART 3 - PRACTICE REVIEW BOARD

Constitution

21(1) The Council shall appoint not fewer than 2 professional engineers, one professional geologist and one professional geophysicist as members of the Practice Review Board.

(2) The Council shall designate one of the professional members as chair.

(3) The Registrar or the Registrarís designate shall serve as Secretary to the Practice Review Board.

(4) The chair and professional members must be appointed for a 3-year term, and may be reappointed.

(5) A quorum of the Practice Review Board is 4 of its members.

(6) Where a vacancy occurs in the Practice Review Board, other than with respect to the member of the public appointed under section 15(1)(b) of the Act, the Council shall appoint a professional member to the position for the unexpired portion of the term.

(7) In appointing professional members to the Practice Review Board under this section, the Council

(a) shall not appoint a professional member unless the professional member has at least 10 years of experience in the practice of the profession, and

(b) shall appoint professional members so that the membership will represent a combination of academic qualifications and experience such that the Practice Review Board can effectively review and assess registration requirements and procedures and disciplinary procedures in order to ensure the continuing competency of members of the Association, and advise the Council on those matters.

   
Items considered

22(1) The Practice Review Board shall meet at least twice each year, and more frequently if the chair considers it necessary, to consider

(a) items referred to the Board by the Council, the Board of Examiners or the Discipline Committee,

  1. reports from the Registrar submitted under subsection (2),

(c) items that have come to the attention of the Board from other sources and that reflect a need to review the procedures of the Association with respect to registration, discipline or maintenance of professional competency, and

(d) any other items that may be considered by the Board pursuant to the Act.

(2) The Registrar shall submit at each regular meeting of the Practice Review Board a report setting out

(a) the number and nature of appeals and complaints relating to rulings of the Board of Examiners, and

(b) the number and nature of complaints dealt with under Part 5 of the Act and the disposition of the complaints, with special emphasis on cases reflecting on the competency of members of the Association.

   

Investigation by Practice Review Board

23(1) If the Practice Review Board undertakes a review of the practice of a professional member, licensee, permit holder or certificate holder, it shall proceed with the review in accordance with this section.

(2) The Board shall appoint a person to conduct an initial review and report to the Board with respect to the substance of the conclusions on which the Board based its decision to commence an investigation.

(3) If, on receipt of the report, the Board decides that further investigation is not warranted, the Board shall discontinue the review and report its decision to the Council, along with any recommendations the Board considers appropriate.

(4) If, on receipt of the report, the Board decides that investigation of a specific practice is necessary, it shall

(a) issue notice of investigation to the professional member, licensee, permit holder or certificate holder if it is of the opinion that the matter to be investigated relates to matters other than to unskilled practice of the profession or unprofessional conduct, and proceed with its investigation in the same manner as provided for in a discipline investigation, or

(b) lodge an appropriate complaint with the Investigative Committee if it is of the opinion that further investigation may lead to a finding of unskilled practice of the profession or unprofessional conduct.

   
Report to Council

24 Following each meeting, the Practice Review Board shall report through its chair to the Council and may make any recommendations as to changes in procedures regarding registration, discipline or maintenance of competency that the Board considers appropriate.

   
   
   

 


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