Appeals Process

Under the Regulated Health Professions Act, when the Registrar receives a complete application, the Registrar at the College can either register an applicant or refer the applicant to the Registration Committee.  Therefore, the first review of an application is conducted by the Registrar. If the Registrar intends to do any of the following, the application must be referred to the Registration Committee;

  1. Is of the opinion that the applicant does not meet one or more of the requirements in the Registration Regulation for issuance of a Certificate of Registration;
  2. Is of the opinion that terms, conditions or limitations should be imposed on an applicant’s certificate of registration;
  3. Is of the opinion that terms, conditions or limitations should be imposed on an applicant’s certificate of registration and the applicant does not consent to the imposition; or
  4. Proposes to refuse the application.

An applicant is advised in writing that the Registrar is referring the application to the Registration Committee. The reason(s) why the Registrar is doing so is provided in the written notice. The applicant is provided 30 days or longer to make written submission to the Registration panel if they wish. The applicant is given a copy of all the materials that are provided to the panel members. A panel of the Registration Committee makes a decision or order that is provided to the applicant. If the applicant does not agree with the panel’s decision, the applicant may have their application reviewed by the Health Professions Review and Appeal Board. The Board may hold a review of the application or a hearing. It is totally separate from the College.