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College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Newfoundland and Labrador -Disciplinary Panel

Department

Health and Community Services

Authority

Subsection 14(4) of the Licensed Practical Nurses Act, 2005

Remuneration

No Remuneration

Purpose:

To hear complaints regarding licensed practitioners.

Structure:

The board shall appoint at least 10 licensed practical nurses who are not members of the board and the minister shall appoint at least three persons, who are not licensed practical nurses, to represent the public interest, who shall together constitute a disciplinary panel.

Competency Profile:

Diversity in the backgrounds, skills and experience of appointed Panel members can enhance the effectiveness of a Panel by bringing a wider range of perspectives and knowledge. Examples of such backgrounds may include:

  • Strategic Management and Organizational Change
  • Law Enforcement
  • Health Care
  • Information Technology
  • Public Relations
  • Public Sector Administration
  • Governance
  • Human Resources
  • Labour Relations
  • Executive Experience
  • Engineering Expertise
  • Education
  • Financial Expertise/Literacy
  • Legal Expertise

Qualifications:

The following attributes are important considerations in selecting members:

  • General understanding of self-regulation
  • Interest in health care
  • Previous board/disciplinary panel experience
  • High ethical standards and integrity
  • Appreciation of the responsibilities to the public
  • Flexible, responsive and willing to consider others’ opinions
  • Capable of a wide perspective on issues
  • Ability to listen and work as a team member
  • No direct or indirect conflict of interest
  • Strong reasoning and conflict resolution skills
  • Strategic planning experience
  • Effective communication skills (written and oral)
  • Policy development experience
  • Leadership/management skills

Time Commitments:

Panel members are only required if there is a disciplinary matter or upon the call of the Chair.

Term:

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. Persons appointed to the disciplinary panel may be reappointed. Notwithstanding the expiry of his or her term, a member of the disciplinary panel continues to be a member until he or she is reappointed or replaced.

Additional Information:

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.

Vacancy Profile:

The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Newfoundland and Labrador -Disciplinary Panel is seeking to fill up to 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.

Current Members:
NameTitleAppointment TypeAppointment Date (yyyy/mm/dd)Expiry Date (yyyy/mm/dd)
O'Dea, Ms. Oonagh MemberMinisterial2011-01-202014-01-19

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