To hear complaints regarding licensed practitioners.
The council shall appoint at least four health professionals from each health profession who are not members of the council, one of whom shall be appointed to serve as chairperson. The Minister shall appoint at least three persons who are not health professionals registered under the Act to represent the public interest.
Diversity in the backgrounds, skills and experience of appointed Board members can enhance the effectiveness of a Board by bringing a wider range of perspectives and knowledge. Examples of such backgrounds may include:
The following attributes are important considerations in selecting members:
Panel members are only required if there is a disciplinary matter or upon the call of the Chair. A disciplinary matter will require approximately one week of dedicated time (hearing, deliberations and writing of the decision). Preparation for a disciplinary panel will require meeting with legal counsel and participating in just in time education about the role and responsibilities as a member of a panel. It is anticipated that hearings would be one day to in excess of five days with deliberations and writing of the decision to follow.
Of the members first appointed to the disciplinary panel, at least one half shall be appointed for a term of two years and the remainder for a term of three years and all subsequent appointments of members to the disciplinary panel shall be for a term of three years. Notwithstanding the expiry of his or her term, a member of the disciplinary panel continues to be a member until he or she is re-appointed or his or her replacement is appointed. Persons appointed to the disciplinary panel may be reappointed.
Members of the disciplinary panel shall serve on the panel without payment for their services, but may be remunerated for service as a member of an adjudication tribunal and paid their travel and other expenses associated with the work of that tribunal by the council, in accordance with and at the rates set by the by-laws.
Newfoundland and Labrador Council of Health Professionals - Disciplinary Panel is seeking to fill 1 position to represent the public interest. Expressions of interest are being sought from individuals who possess the background, experience and skill-set identified in the board profile above and who can bring unique perspectives to the table. Consideration will also be given to a variety of demographic factors to ensure the board is representative of the population they serve.