Committees & Tribunals

Regulatory Committees

Competence Committee

The purpose of the Competence Committee is to carry out activities related to Section 10 (Competence Committee) and Part 3 (Continuing Competence and Practice Visits) of the Health Professions Act (HPA).

The Competence Committee Terms of Reference are available here.

Registration Committee

The purpose of the Registration Committee is to:

  • consider applications for registration and renewal in accordance with sections 5(c), 7, and 12(d) of the Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists Profession Regulation, and determine:
    • substantial equivalency of applicant qualifications, and
    • if applicants demonstrate satisfactory current competence.
  • impose conditions on new registrants and renewed practice permits in accordance with sections 30 and 40 of the Health Professions Act when it is in the public interest to do so.
  • provide recommendations to the Council, either upon request or upon the committee’s own initiative, with respect to registration requirements established in accordance with sections 3, 4, 6, 11, and 18 of the Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists Profession Regulation.

The Registration Committee Terms of Reference are available here.

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Council Committees

Audit Committee

The Audit Committee helps the Council carry out its due-diligence function related to ensuring the financial, operational, and regulatory health of the College including its ability to deliver on its obligations and meet its goals and monitoring of

  • the financial reporting process;
  • selection of the independent auditor;
  • internal and external audit results;
  • the internal controls and risk management systems;
  • regulatory compliance; and
  • critical operational systems and policies.

The Audit Committee Terms of Reference are available here.

Governance Committee

The Governance Committee helps the Council carry out its due-diligence function related to the following:

  • the healthy development and operation of the Council, its committees and task forces,
  • the performance of individual Council members, and
  • the relationship between the Council and the Registrar/CEO and others whom the Council has appointed or to whom the Council has delegated duties or responsibilities.

The Governance Committee Terms of Reference are available here.

Nominations Committee

The purpose of the Nominations Committee is to lead the process for selection of suitable candidates for election to ACSLPA Council.

The Nominations Committee Terms of Reference are available here.

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Tribunals

Hearing Tribunal / Complaint Review Committee

The objective of the Hearing Tribunal and/or Complaint Review Committee (CRC) is to be an impartial member to hear discipline cases. Matters are referred to a hearing by the Complaints Director and the quasi-judicial process hears and makes independent decisions about the conduct of Alberta speech-language pathologists and audiologists. A complaint review committee has a role to ratify settlements and to review dismissals of complaints upon request of a complainant.

Under the HPA, a hearing tribunal or CRC must be comprised of at least two members from the roster and a sufficient number of public members (who must comprise 25% of the tribunal/CRC membership). To minimize risk, ACSLPA’s Hearing Director will typically appoint three members from the roster and one public member. This number should provide sufficient buffer should one member need to be released from their role part way through the process (e.g., sickness).

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If you would like to express your interest in joining a College committee, please contact the ACSLPA office.