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Regulations AR 150/99
PART 3 - PRACTICE REVIEW BOARD
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,
(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.
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
- reports from the Registrar submitted under
(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,
(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
(a) the number and nature
of appeals and complaints relating to rulings of the Board of
(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.
by Practice Review Board
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
(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
(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,
(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.
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.