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Legislated Committees

Legislated Committees support the regulatory function of the College, including registration, continuing competence, hearings and complaints.

Legislated Committees

The Health Professions Act (the Act) authorizes Council to appoint Committees to support the regulatory function of the College. Pursuant to the Act, the Regulation, and the Bylaws, Council appoints regulated members in good standing to the Registration Committee, the Competence Committee, the Hearing Tribunal, and the Complaint Review Committee roster. Due to the provisions in the Act, decisions of Statutory Committees may be appealed to Council. Council members will not sit on Statutory Committees.

Bylaws 6, 17, 19, & 20

A Registration Committee is appointed by Council and is comprised of four (4) Registered Dental Hygienists. The Committee is responsible for the registration requirements as set out in Section 9 of the Health Professions Act (HPA) and makes decisions on matters of registration referred by the Registrar consistent with the Act, Regulation, Code of Ethics, Standards of Practice, Bylaws and College Policies.

A registration committee reviews applications for registration and reinstatement.  The committee will determine the risk on applications by approving, deferring, or refusing eligibility.  They may choose to impose restrictions or conditions on the permit as well. 

Registration Committee Terms of Reference

The Competence Committee is appointed by Council and is comprised of four (4) Registered Dental Hygienists. The Competence Committee makes recommendations to Council on continuing competence requirements and assessments of those requirements and is authorized by the Dental Hygienists Profession Regulation to conduct practice visits of regulated members.

Competence Committee Terms of Reference

The Complaint Review Committee (CRC) is comprised of at least two (2) Registered Dental Hygienists and the number of public members required under the Act. The CRC reviews the dismissal of a complaint under the professional conduct section when requested by a complainant and reviews and ratifies settlements under the alternative resolution section of the HPA.

Complaint Review Committee Terms of Reference

Hearing Tribunals are comprised of at least three members, and 25% or more of the members must be public members appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council. Hearing Tribunals are established to make decisions on a disciplinary matter and as authorized in the Act. 

Hearing Tribunal Terms of Reference