Committees

Seven (7) statutory and standing committees carry out the regulatory functions of the College and support Council in meeting its mandate. These Committees are made up of members of Council and may include members of the profession who are not members of Council. The specific composition of each committee is set out in the College’s By-laws and members are appointed at the first meeting of Council in each calendar year.

In addition, Council may establish and maintain non-statutory Committees necessary for the effective and efficient function of the College. Council may appoint persons who are neither Council Members nor members of the College to these Committees.

 

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee provides leadership to Council, promotes governance excellence and facilitates the effective functioning of the College. In certain circumstances, the Executive Committee may exercise the powers of Council on matters that require immediate attention between Council meetings, but cannot make, amend or revoke regulations or By-laws. It may also direct the Registrar to implement decisions of the Executive Committee.

 

Members
Harold (Skip) Bassford, Public (President)
Michael Karrandjas, RDT (Vice-President)
Janet Faas, Public
Derrick Ostner, RDT
George Paraskevopoulos, RDT

Registration Committee

The Registration Committee is responsible for developing and implementing transparent, objective, impartial and fair registration policies and procedures. The Committee decides on the eligibility of applicants for registration referred by the Registrar. It also reviews candidate requests for additional examination attempts under the College’s Examination Regulation.

 

Members
Michael Karrandjas, RDT (Chair)
Jeff Donnelly, Public
Kathryn (Kate) McAllister, Public
George Paraskevopoulos, RDT
Terence (Terry) Price, Public
Nicole Rotsaert, RDT

Quality Assurance Committee

The Quality Assurance (QA) Committee promotes the continuing competence of dental technologists and assures the quality of professional practice. It is also responsible for implementing the QA program, determining participation requirements, monitoring participation trends and can take action to ensure members comply with the program. These assist members in meeting their responsibilities and obligations as practitioners of a regulated health profession.

 

Members
Derrick Ostner, RDT (Chair)
Harold Bassford, Public
Jason Chai, RDT
Vincent Chan, RDT
Janet Faas, Public
Igor Kobierzycki, RDT (non-Council)

Patient Relations Committee

The Patient Relations Committee is responsible for developing, establishing and maintaining a Patient Relations Program that includes measures for preventing and/or dealing with sexual abuse of patients by members of the College. This program includes Member education, staff training, guidelines for Members’ conduct with patients and public information. The Committee is also responsible for administering funding for therapy and counselling for patients who have been sexually abused by dental technologists.

Members
Terence (Terry) Price, Public (Chair)
Jason Chai, RDT
Jeff Donnelly, Public
Michael Karrandjas, RDT
Kathryn (Kate) McAllister, Public

Inquiries, Complaints and Reports Committee

The Inquiries, Complaints and Reports Committee (ICRC) is responsible for investigating concerns and complaints, reports submitted by the Registrar and mandatory reports regarding a dental technologist’s professional conduct or competence. After investigating a complaint or considering a report, the ICRC decides what action, if any, is required and may make referrals to the Fitness to Practise and Discipline Committee.

Members
Jeff Donnelly, Public (Chair)
Michael Karrandjas, RDT
Andreas Sommer, RDT (non-Council)
Keith Tarswell, Public
Clark Wilson, RDT

Discipline Committee

Panels of the Discipline Committee are responsible for hearing and determining allegations of professional misconduct or incompetence referred by the ICRC. Based on the evidence submitted, the panel must arrive at a decision and, where required, make an order describing the penalty or action that must be taken against the member. The Discipline Committee also reviews applications for reinstatement following a discipline finding.

 

Members
Terence (Terry) Price, Public (Chair)
All Council members
Harry Bang, RDT (non-Council)
Igor Kobierzycki, RDT (non-Council)

Fitness to Practise Committee

The Fitness to Practise Committee conducts fair hearings to determine whether a dental technologist is incapacitated, or suffering from a physical or mental condition or disorder. The panel may take action if any is required, that may include revoking, suspending or subjecting a Member’s certificate of registration to terms, conditions or limitations. The Fitness to Practise Committee also reviews applications for reinstatement following an incapacity finding.

 

Members
Jason Chai, RDT (Chair)
Kathryn (Kate) McAllister, Public
Nicole Rotsaert, RDT

Examinations Committee

The Examinations Committee is responsible for developing, approving and administrating fair and consistent Registration Examinations which provide a reliable and valid measure of the candidate’s competency in knowledge, skills and ability for the practice of dental technology in Ontario. The Committee determines eligibility of examination applicants referred by the Registrar and reviews examination appeals by applying transparent, fair and consistent policies and procedures. The Committee also oversees the Examination Task Force and the Written Examination Task Force.

 

Members
Harold (Skip) Bassford, Public
Vincent Chan, RDT
Igor Kobierzycki, RDT (non-Council)

Recruitment Committee

The Recruitment Committee is responsible for selecting appropriate interview questions, conducting the interviews as applications are received, and recommending appointments and position(s) to the Council.

Members
Vincent Chan, RDT
Kathyrn McAllister, Public
Nicole Rotsaert, RDT
Paola Bona (Staff)

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