To hear complaints regarding licensed massage therapists.
The board shall appoint at least ten members of the college who are not directors, one of whom will be appointed to serve as chairperson, and the minister will appoint at least three persons who are not members of the college to represent the public interest.
Diversity in the backgrounds, skills and experience of appointed disciplinary panel 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 meet twice a year for approximately 45-75 minutes. In addition to this, they are 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).
Of the persons first appointed to the panel, one half will be appointed for a term of two years and the remainder for a term of three years and all subsequent appointments of members of the panel will be for a term of three years. Panel members are eligible for reappointment.
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.
The Newfoundland and Labrador Massage Therapists’ Board-Discipline Panel will be seeking to fill up to three positions to represent the public interest when the terms for current members expire on October 28, 2016. Expressions of interest will be 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 committee is representative of the population they serve.