Notification of Bylaw Amendment – Complaint Handling and Discipline
On January 27, 2017, the College Board approved amendments to Part 4, Section A of the Bylaws under the Health Professions Act, RSBC 1996, c.183. (HPA).
The current Bylaw provides that, where a Discipline Committee panel by a unanimous or majority report makes a finding under sections 39(1)(a) to (e) of the HPA, the Board, in a separate hearing, will consider the issue of punishment and costs under section 39(2) to (8) of the HPA. Having a separate body consider the penalty in relation to a matter that was heard by the Discipline Committee results in a duplication of effort and delay. The proposed Bylaw amendments provide that the Discipline Committee panel that hears the matter also determines penalty at a separate hearing overseen by that same panel, which is in keeping with the HPA and the practice of other professional regulators.
For more information, please visit the Bylaw Amendments page.