Fall 2017 Newsletter

Hearings Tribunal Decisions and Orders

Since 2015, as mandated by the Competence Committee, the ACMDTT has been supporting the online “My CCP” platform for the Continuing Competence Program (CCP).

At least 13 pieces of correspondence between 2014 and 2016 demonstrated the College’s attempts to inform members not only of the conversion to the online process, but also the changes in the CCP from being competency profile based, to aligning with the Standards of Practice for the professions.

In 2017, we utilized the tools available to us and assessed compliance of members to the following:

  • The declarations made at renewal regarding compliance with their CCP obligations for the previous year
  • The actual compliance with the online system of My CCP by the membership

From the entire membership only five members were directed into Hearings because their declarations of compliance were not true, and they had not completed their 2015/16 CCP obligations.  Despite multiple attempts at remediation over an extended period, they did not engage professionally with the ACMDTT to resolve these issues.

Redacted copies (click link) of the decisions of the Hearings Tribunal, with the orders made for three of the Hearings that have already been completed.

In all three Hearings, the Hearings Tribunal made findings of unprofessional conduct on all of the allegations presented by the ACMDTT.

The orders include all or some of the following penalties:

  • A period of suspension of between 10-14 days.
  • Full costs of the Hearing to a maximum of between $10,000-$15,000.
  • Mandatory CCP audit to be directed for the next two cycles.
  • Mandatory completion of the Regulation Education Module.
  • An essay reflecting on the responsibilities of a regulated member of the ACMDTT including:
  • Compliance with the Continuing Competence program
  • Being candid, forthright and honest in all dealings with the ACMDTT and its staff
  • Cooperating with investigations conducted under the Health Professions Act (HPA) and responding to correspondence received from the ACMDTT in a timely manner

Once again we advise members that compliance with CCP is legally mandated, and as evidenced by these findings of unprofessional conduct, this is enforceable.

The ACMDTT will always endeavor to support members in understanding their regulatory obligations, but once again, we remind you that it is your responsibility as a regulated professional to know what your regulatory responsibilities are.

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