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Fitness to Practise Committee

The Fitness to Practise Committee hears and determines matters related to the alleged incapacity of members. The parties to a hearing are the College and the member alleged to be incapacitated.

It is the responsibility of the Committee to determine if the member is unfit to carry out his or her professional responsibilities and, if so, to specify any terms, limitations, change of certificate status or conditions it considers appropriate. These may include:

  • revoking a member's certificate
  • suspending a certificate for up to 24 months
  • requiring the member to provide evidence that any physical or mental condition or disorder has been resolved before removing any terms, limitations or conditions imposed
  • fixing a period during which the teacher is ineligible for reinstatement or variation of the committee’s order.

Closed hearings

Fitness to Practise Committee hearings are generally closed to the public. The hearing may be open if the member alleged to be incapacitated makes a request in writing to the Registrar for a public hearing. The Committee may refuse the request under certain circumstances.

Rules of Procedure of the Discipline Committee and of the Fitness to Practise Committee

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