The Appeals Committee is composed of five Provincial Council members and is responsible for hearing appeals of Hearing Tribunal decisions.
Appeals may be brought to this committee by the investigated person or the CARNA Complaints Director within 30 days of a decision. The committee may uphold, overturn, or vary the original decision, or refer the matter to the hearings director to be heard again before a different Hearing Tribunal.
The Competence Committee is responsible for the continued
development, operation and evaluation of the Continuing Competence
Program and committee policies and processes, including requests from
members seeking an exception of policy.
Committee members determine whether a member has met the Continuing Competence Program requirements for a practice permit or complied with conditions assigned to meet Continuing Competence Program requirements.
2016 - 17 practice year meetings:
The complaint review committee is composed of five registered nurses appointed by Provincial Council.
At the request of a complainant, the committee reviews decisions made by the Complaints Director to dismiss a complaint. The committee can uphold the decision of the Complaints Director, overturn the decision and refer the matter to a hearing, or request further investigation and then make a decision.
The CRC also reviews proposed settlement agreements arising from the Alternative Complaint Resolution process, and will ratify, refuse to ratify, or suggest changes to the proposed settlement agreement.
For more information about this committee, contact the Professional Conduct department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eighteen Alberta RNs are appointed by Provincial Council to the Hearing Tribunal. The Hearings Director selects three RNs and one public representative to form each Hearing Tribunal for a specific hearing.
Hearings result from the investigation and referral of a complaint of unprofessional conduct against a CARNA member. Based on the evidence, the tribunal determines if the CARNA member has met the standards of the nursing profession. If the member is found to have engaged in unprofessional conduct, the tribunal decides what measures are necessary to protect the public from unsafe practice, and how to remediate and rehabilitate the registered nurse.
The tribunal may recommend that conditions be imposed on the investigated person’s practice permit, or that the practice permit be suspended or cancelled. Hearing Tribunals also determine compliance with orders imposed at hearings or from decisions made by the Appeals Committee.
NEPAB reviews for approval Alberta nursing education programs leading to initial entry to practice as an RN and NP and leading to re-entry to practice as an RN.
NEPAB members are appointed by CARNA Provincial Council and represent:
The Registration Committee reviews applications for registration and initial or renewed practice permits if there is a question about whether the applicant or member has met the registration requirements.
The committee is made up of seven CARNA members.
Current committee members:
The Registration Review Committee includes up to seven RN members selected by Provincial Council to hear reviews of decisions made by the Registrar, Registration Committee, Assistant Registrar - Continuing Competence, or the Competence Committee.
Responsibilities include conducting a formal hearing of the applicant or member’s reason for requesting the review, hearing sworn testimony, and reviewing documents submitted by both the applicant/member and CARNA.
Current committee members: