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GP 16 - Reinstatement Review Committee Charter

Policy Number: GP 16 Effective Date: September 2022
Last Review Date: March 2021 Next Review Date: September 2023
Review Frequency: Annually Related Supporting Documents:
  1. Source of Authority 

    The Reinstatement Review Committee is pursuant to section 28 of the Regulations.

  2. Establishment   

    The committee is delegated authority from Council via Bylaw 3.

  3. Composition  

    3.1. The committee shall comprise a minimum of five (5) members.

    3.2. The committee shall comprise Registered Nurses appointed by Provincial Council to the membership list established in Section 15 of the Act.

    3.3. The Chair shall be selected by the Hearings Director.

  4. Eligibility  

    4.1. Members must not currently be a member of College Council or another College regulatory committee.

    4.2. Members shall meet the competence requirements defined by Nominating Committee, including maintaining confidentiality of all information from committee meetings.

    4.3. All committee members are removed immediately if they are suspended or cease to be a Registered Nurse; have been found to be guilty of unprofessional conduct; or are disciplined for failure to comply with the requirements for confidentiality required by the Act or the Bylaws.

  5. Term  

    5.1. The term of office for committee members is four (4) years.

    5.2. All committee members term of office may be extended up to two (2) additional years.

    5.3. A member continues to hold office after the expiry of the member’s term until the member is reappointed or a successor is appointed.

  6. Quorum  

    A quorum is three (3) members.

  7. Meetings 

    7.1. Subject to the Act, Regulations and the Bylaws, a Reinstatement Review Committee may determine its own rules respecting the calling of and conduct of its hearings, meetings or the handling of matters within its jurisdiction.

    7.2. All decisions shall be by a majority vote.

  8. Duties and Powers 

    8.1. The committee may: 

    8.1.1. Conduct reviews and make decisions on requests for reinstatement of registration submitted under Section 45(2) of the Act, and

    8.1.2. Undertake any other power or duty given to it under the Act, the Regulations or the Bylaws.

    8.2. Each member shall keep information received by her/him as a member of the committee confidential.

    8.3. Information given to the committee shall be disclosed only in accordance with the Act, the Regulations, the Bylaws or as otherwise required by law.

    8.4. Expenses

    The Reinstatement Review Committee may make an Order directing the applicant to pay a
    portion or all of the expenses of the College incurred in respect of the reinstatement
    application as follows:

    8.4.1. Travel (transportation, hotel, meals), salary replacement or per diem and other expenses actually paid by the College pursuant to the College policy for the RN members of the Reinstatement Review Committee and College witnesses to attend the hearing;

    8.4.2. Legal costs incurred by the College for the legal counsel to the Reinstatement Review Committee;

    8.4.3. Legal costs incurred by the College for legal counsel (other than College staff) to the Complaints Director;

    8.4.4. Cost of the Court Reporter to attend and provide a transcript;

    8.4.5. Costs incurred in service of documents on the applicant;

    8.4.6. Costs of reproducing documents provided to the applicant or their representative and costs of reproducing any documents required for the reinstatement hearing;

    8.4.7. Any other expenses of the College directly attributable to the reinstatement application or hearing.