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Eligibility for Committees

To ensure our committees are well-rounded, we’re looking for volunteers with diverse backgrounds and a variety of competencies. Learn more by reviewing our list of attributes, competencies and experiences. Each committee has competencies that are important for the work it does. You will find them in the committee’s application form, available in the committee’s To Apply information below.

Generally, Council may appoint Regulated Members, Other Members (non-regulated) and non-members to committees. These considerations also apply:

  • Regulated Members and Other Members must be in Good Standing (Bylaws)
  • only Regulated Members are eligible to be appointed to our Hearing Tribunal and Complaint Review Committee Roster (HPA s15[2])
  • a person who is an officer or senior employee of a professional association or union that represents College-regulated members is not eligible to be appointed to our Statutory/Regulatory Committees (Bill 46 amendments to HPA)
  • when the role of chair doesn’t have to be filled by someone in a certain position, Council will appoint a Chair for each Committee from the members of each Committee

Statutory/Regulatory Committees

CommitteeActivities IncludeTo Apply
Competence Committee• review and recommend Continuing Competence Program policies and procedures
• Infection Prevention and Control projects
• Occupational Health and Safety projects

This committee makes decisions regarding Continuing Competence Program audit submissions.
• review general volunteer competencies (competencies specific to this committee are listed in the application form)
• complete the Competence Committee Application Form
• complete the Declaration of Conflict of Interest
• submit your completed forms to contact@abrda.ca
Hearing Tribunal and Complaint Review Committee RosterHearing Tribunals (HT) and Complaint Review Committees (CRC) are struck as needed from this roster.

CRCs:
• review the proposed settlement when a complaint is being settled through an Alternative Complaint Resolution process
• review the decision to dismiss when a complainant requests a review of the Complaints Director’s decision to dismiss a complaint
HTs:
• conduct a hearing regarding the allegations in a complaint when the complaint is referred to a hearing
HTs and CRCs make decisions as authorized in the Health Professions Act.
• review general volunteer competencies (competencies specific to this committee are listed in the application form)
• complete the Hearing Tribunal and Complaint Review Committee Roster Application Form
• complete the Declaration of Conflict of Interest
• submit your completed forms to contact@abrda.ca
Registration Committee• review and recommend Registration Policies
• review registration applications
• participate in registration assessment training

This committee makes decisions regarding registration applications and referrals to the Expert Review Panel.
• review general volunteer competencies (competencies specific to this committee are listed in the application form)
• complete the Registration Committee Application Form
• complete the Declaration of Conflict of Interest
• submit your completed forms to contact@abrda.ca

Governance Committees

CommitteeActivities IncludeTo Apply
Finance, Risk Management and Audit Committee• review financials statements
• recommend policy
• discuss and recommend budget
• review insurance coverage
• meet with auditors to review and recommend audited financial statements to Council
• review general volunteer competencies (competencies specific to this committee are listed in the application form)
• complete the Finance, Risk Management and Audit Committee Application Form
• complete the Declaration of Conflict of Interest
• submit your completed forms to contact@abrda.ca
Governance and Nominations Committee• review governing documents to ensure compliance, consistency, best practices, effectiveness and efficiency across all documents and their implementation
• recommend policy
• recruit and recommend qualified dental assistants and others to serve on committees
• consider Council matrix, assess for gaps and recruit candidates with appropriate skills and experiences to run for Council positions
• participate in governance training initiatives
• review general volunteer competencies (competencies specific to this committee are listed in the application form)
• complete the Governance and Nominations Committee Application Form
• complete the Declaration of Conflict of Interest
• submit your completed forms to contact@abrda.ca
Program Approval Committee• review and recommend dental assisting education principles and program approval policies and procedures
• review dental assisting education program and course approval applications, and program and course change applications
• monitor existing programs and courses for compliance with the dental assisting education principles and program approval policies
• recommend approval of or removing approval of programs and courses
• review general volunteer competencies (competencies specific to this committee are listed in the application form)
• complete the Program Approval Committee Application Form
• complete the Declaration of Conflict of Interest
• submit your completed forms to contact@abrda.ca
Registrar Performance Appraisal Committee• provide general orientation about the College to the Registrar
• ensure the Registrar develops annual goals and objectives, and an annual work plan
• monitor and assess Registrar performance
• make recommendations regarding Registrar performance outcomes, continued employment, compensation, education, professional development and position description
This committee is populated from within Council. The committee consists of the President (serves as chair), Vice-President, Treasurer and one Council member appointed by Council.

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