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Newfoundland and Labrador Optometric - Disciplinary Panel

Department

Health and Community Services

Authority

Subsection 27(4) of the Optometry Act, 2012

Remuneration

No Remuneration

Purpose:

To hear complaints regarding licensed practitioners.

Structure:

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.

Competency Profile:

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:

  • 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 skills

Time Commitments:

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).

Term:

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.

Vacancy Profile:

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.

Current Members:
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