Appointments: Registrant and public seats are chosen by the College. Educational institution seats appointed by College, as provided by institutions.
Governance Policy: GP9
Responsibilities:Review Albertan programs that lead to a registrant's entrance to practice.
Summary:Alberta's post-secondary institutions require NEPAC's approval to provide initial and re-entry to practice programs for future registrants. This committee reviews evidence about the existing and new programs to ensure the Nursing Education Program Approval Standards are met.
Appointments:Registrant and public seats are chosen by the College.
Governance Policy: GP11
Responsibilities:Reviews complex applications to the register.
Summary:To support public safety, the committee will determine the risk on new or existing applications by approving, deferring or refusing eligibility. They may choose to impose restrictions or conditions on the permit as well.
Governance Policy: GP12
Responsibilities:Hearing appeals of registration decisions.
Summary:Reviews are brought to this committee by applicants that appeal the decisions made by the registrar, registration or competence committees. The decision may be upheld or overturned.
Appointments:Public seats chosen by the Government of Alberta. Registrant seats chosen by the College.
Governance Policy: GP13
Responsibilities:Reviews select complaint dismissals and proposed settlement agreements.
Summary:Complainants may request this committee to review a complaint dismissal decision. This committee will also ratify, refuse to ratify, or suggest changes to proposed settlement agreements from alternative complaint resolutions.
Governance Policy: GP14
Responsibilities:Holds hearings to decide on the unprofessional conduct of an investigated registrant.
Summary:Complaints and compliance referrals to the tribunal receive reviews of the evidence against the nursing standards. Decisions can result in measures for registrant rehabilitation and recommend their permit to have conditions, suspension or cancellation.
Appointments:Registrant and public seats are chosen from current Council representatives.
Governance Policy: GP15
Responsibilities:Hears appeals of hearing tribunal decisions.
Summary:Appeals may be brought to this committee by the investigated person, or the complaints director, within 30 days of a decision. The committee may uphold, overturn, vary the original decision or refer the matter to the hearings director to be heard again before a different hearing tribunal.
Governance Policy: GP10
Responsibilities:Continued development, operation and evaluation of the continuing competence program.
Summary:To support the program, the committee determines whether a registrant has met the continuing competence requirements for a permit or complied with conditions.