To hear complaints regarding registered nurses.
The council shall appoint at least eighteen registered nurses who are not members of the council, one of whom will be appointed to serve as chairperson, and the Minister will appoint at least nine persons, who are not registered nurses or members of the council, to represent the public interest.
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:
The following attributes are important considerations in selecting members:
One public representative is required per panel based upon availability. Those who participate in hearings often have to commit several sequential days and then as needed for further dates. Dates for meetings are set by consensus but must accommodate the full panel.
Of the members first appointed to the disciplinary 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 will be for a term of three years. Notwithstanding the term of his or her term, a member of the panel continues to be a member until he or she is re-appointed or his or her replacement is appointed. Persons appointed to the panel may be reappointed.