College implements Protecting Students Act requirements
June 01 2017
The College is complying with a new requirement in the Protecting Students Act, which mandates that a decision of the Discipline Committee must be removed from the College’s website if a notation of that decision no longer appears on a member’s public register page.
A notation of a decision is removed from a member’s public register page if:
- there has been a finding of professional misconduct, the penalty was limited to a reprimand, admonishment, counselling or a fine and three years have elapsed since the date of the order, OR
- there has been a finding of professional misconduct or incompetence, the penalty was limited to terms, conditions or limitations (TCLs) imposed on a member’s certificate and the TCLs have been satisfied.
On June 1, 2017, the College implemented the process to remove discipline decisions made on or after December 5, 2016 if the corresponding notation on the public register is removed. The changes to the College’s Act made by the Protecting Students Act took effect on December 5, 2016.
Also on June 1, 2017, the College removed certain historical discipline decisions made prior to December 5, 2016. In accordance with the transition requirements of the Protecting Students Act, historical decisions were removed if a member was found guilty of professional misconduct, the penalty was limited to a reprimand, admonishment, counselling or a fine and three years had elapsed since the date of the order.
These decisions are available to the public upon request.