Hearing Tribunal and/or Complaint Review Committee
Regulated members can be involved in the complaints and discipline process of the College by being part of the College’s membership list. When part of the membership list, a regulated member may be called upon to participate on a Hearing Tribunal or a Complaint Review Committee. Since 2021, a Hearing Tribunal or a Complaint Review Committee must be 50% public members and 50% regulated members from the membership list.
The objective of the Hearing Tribunal is to hear cases of unprofessional conduct of a regulated member. Members of a Hearing Tribunal are impartial decision makers. They are asked to determine whether unprofessional conduct occurred and determine an appropriate penalty. The Hearing Tribunal is assisted by an independent lawyer. They are also asked to draft the written decision after a hearing.
The objective of the Complaint Review Committee is to review a dismissal of a complaint. Complaints may be dismissed by the Complaints Director and the person who submitted the complaint may ask that it be reviewed. Members of the Complaint Review Committee are impartial decision makers. They review the dismissal, materials and determine whether a dismissal should be upheld.
If you are interested in joining the membership list, please send an email to the College via the Contact ACSLPA form to apply. Pursuant to section 15 of the Health Professions Act, the membership list must be appointed by the College’s council. Generally, appointments occur annually, and individuals are appointed for periods of three years. Training is provided and an honorarium is paid to the regulated members of the membership list who participate on a Hearing Tribunal or Complaint Review Committee, following the College’s policies and procedures.
If you would like to express your interest in joining a College committee, please contact the ACSLPA office.