To hear complaints regarding licensed practitioners.
The Council shall appoint at least six practitioners, who are not directors; The Minister shall appoint at least three persons, who are not practitioners, 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 are only required if there is a disciplinary matter or upon the call of the Chair. A disciplinary matter will require approximately six to eight hours over a one month period (hearing, deliberations and writing of the decision).
Members to the disciplinary panel shall be appointed 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.
The Newfoundland and Labrador Optometric - Disciplinary Panel is seeking to fill 3 positions 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.