Serving on Council has given me a unique opportunity to make a difference in my profession and the Albertans that we serve. It has also provided me with phenomenal personal development opportunities that I will continue to use throughout my career and personal life.Jessica Cherwick, ENP, past Council member
Would you like to make a positive difference in public protection and the practice of the professions regulated through the Alberta College of Medical Diagnostic and Therapeutic Technologists (the College)?
Volunteering on a College committee or Council is a great way to impact how the professions serve Albertans. Meetings are held virtually and in-person when possible. The College provides training, travel, and accommodations.
Council or committee members must:
- Be on the College’s general register, and
- Disclose any association that might be, or might reasonably be seen as being, a conflict in performing the duties of that committee.
- Can examine facts without bias
- Abide by strong ethical values
- Adhere to confidentiality
- Portray a high degree of professionalism
- Show fairness and empathy
- Can look at the whole picture and all the impacts of a decision
- Are committed to the concept of administrative justice
How to Volunteer
Volunteer opportunities and application processes will be announced on our News feed and by registrant email.
See below for more details about serving on Council or statutory committees.
Council’s primary duty is to ensure the College carries out its activities and governs its registrants in a manner that serves the public interest. Council sets the strategic direction of the College, its Bylaws and governance policies. Council also ensures compliance with legislated requirements outlined under the Health Professions Act (HPA) and succession planning in the organization’s leadership.
Council consists of six registrants and six public members appointed by the Alberta government.
Council meetings take place five times per year. Each meeting includes ongoing education, mentoring and the opportunity to network with peers from other specialties within the College.
Council has subgroups of members, called workgroups, that focus on different aspects of the Council mandate. Workgroup meetings typically are scheduled every 6 to 8 weeks by web conference.
The Governance Workgroup monitors and develops governance policies, bylaws and any other documents required by Council from time to time to meet its mandate.
The Finance and Audit Workgroup focuses on the qualitative aspects of financial reporting and organizational processes to manage business/financial risk and compliance with all applicable legal, ethical, and regulatory requirements.
The Nominations Committee ensures a high standard of governance by encouraging and identifying prospective applicants for vacant Council positions. Members of this committee assess all applicants and recommend to Council appointments for vacant positions.
The Registration Committee, is a statutory committee responsible for considering and making decisions regarding registration applications referred by the Registrar.
One of the primary duties of the Registration Committee is to consider applications from internationally educated technologists. Meetings are held on workdays up to six times a year (up to four hours per meeting).
The Competence Committee is a statutory committee responsible for monitoring that individual registrants comply with the requirements of the Continuing Competence Program (CCP) and monitors the components of the CCP to accurately reflect current needs to enhance the provision of professional services.
A two-day CCP Audit meeting takes place every October.
Hearing Tribunal/Complaint Review Committee Roster
As per the HPA, Hearing Tribunals and Complaint Review Committees are ad-hoc committees whose members are selected from a list (Roster) of qualified volunteers.
A Hearing Tribunal is responsible for holding disciplinary hearings regarding allegations of unprofessional conduct in a complaint when the complaint is referred to a hearing.
A Complaint Review Committee is responsible for reviewing and ratifying settlements under the Alternative Complaint Resolution Process and conducting reviews of the dismissal of complaints.
Disciplinary hearings and complaint reviews provide a platform to ensure the public’s safety. Hearing Tribunal/Complaint Review Committee Roster members represent their colleagues in standing up for professional and ethical behaviour. This duty is of great importance with respect to upholding the College’s Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice. The College will provide training on administrative justice. Members should expect a typical hearing to take one to two days with additional time for decision-making. Independent legal counsel will guide members to review facts and formulate reasons regarding the decision and disciplinary orders.