We Need Your Feedback
Council approved circulating these draft Bylaws for you to review. For reference, you can see our current Bylaws here.
Please use our feedback form to give us your feedback by December 11, 2022.
We will consider your feedback and, as appropriate, may recommend adjustments to Council.
About the New Bylaws
Bill 46, the Health Statutes Amendment Act 2020, is changing the Health Professions Act (HPA) and Dental Assistants Profession Regulation (the Regulation). Those changes also require that we move or add specific information to our Standards of Practice and Bylaws. To meet the needs of Bill 46 and current best practices in governance, we are updating and rearranging most of our Bylaws. Our draft is a new set of Bylaws to replace the existing ones.
Though we included most of our current Bylaws in the draft, they may be in different places or reworded. These are highlights of what’s new in the draft Bylaws:
The requirements to register as a dental assistant are moving out of the Regulation and into the HPA and our Bylaws. The HPA will list general requirements that apply to all regulated health professions. We are adding details for these general requirements to our Bylaws:
Wording for Council Roles
To continue with moving away from association-related activities and wording, we are changing the titles of these Council roles:
Added to the New Bylaws
Why are we making these changes?
The Alberta Government plans to have some of the Bill 46 changes in place by December 31, 2022. We need to ensure:
- we maintain the requirements that are moving out of our Regulation by having them somewhere else
- we define how we will address the requirements in the HPA
Our new Bylaws are one way we will do that.
Your Opinion Matters
Any changes to the Bylaws may impact the governance and operations of our College. Your input on these draft Bylaws is important to us. We want to understand your point of view on our proposed changes.
After Council considers feedback from stakeholders, makes any adjustments to the draft and approves the Bylaws, we will post them on our website. We will also let all dental assistants know by email.