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Feedback Request - Bylaw Amendments

As part of ACSLPA’s work to serve our members and the public, efforts to streamline our bylaws are ongoing. As per Bylaw 17.2 (Amendment of Bylaws), ACSLPA Council is seeking member feedback on two proposed bylaw amendments. Council will consider member feedback, modify the bylaw changes as needed and then approve the revised bylaws if it is appropriate. We encourage you to review the changes and complete the form below with any feedback.

Deadline for feedback is MondayDecember 17, 2018.

If you’d like to discuss these changes with an ACLSPA staff member directly, please feel free to contact either of the following individuals. We’d be happy to hear from you! We can be reached at 780-944-1609 (Edmonton area) or toll free, 1-800-537-0589.

Michael Neth, Registrar at registrar@acslpa.ab.ca or Susan Rafaat, Deputy Registrar at deputyregistrar@acslpa.ab.ca



Bylaw 2.8.2 Consideration of practice permit renewal requests

Who does this bylaw affect?

This bylaw affects all ACSLPA members.

Why is the change being recommended?

To ensure transparency and consistency for members, process with respect to decisions regarding practice permit renewal should be clearly outlined within ACSLPA’s bylaws. Previously, the information provided in the bylaws was a re-statement of authority already granted explicitly in the Health Professions Act.

What is the change being recommended?

It is recommended that the bylaw be revised to indicate that under regular circumstances, the Registrar or his/her designate must consider the application, make a decision, and notify the applicant of the decision. In the event of (a) atypical circumstances, or (b) a request for re-consideration of the original decision that was made by the Registrar or designate, the application will be forwarded to the Registration committee for their decision. If a member continues to have concerns regarding the decision, they may, within 30 days after being given a copy of the decision, request a formal review by the Council (refer to section 31 of the HPA for further details).

Bylaw 2.8.2 will be repealed as follows:

2.8.2      Upon receipt of a renewal application for a Practice Permit, the Registrar, or his/her designate, or Registration Committee must, as soon as possible, consider the application, make a decision, and notify the applicant of the decision.

Bylaw 2.8.2 will be rewritten as follows:

2.8.2      Upon receipt of a renewal application for a Practice Permit, the Registrar or designate must consider the application, make a decision and notify the applicant of the decision, unless the application has atypical characteristics. In this event, or if a decision has been made and the applicant wishes to have it re-considered, the application will be forwarded to the Registration Committee for their decision. The Registration Committee will be called together to review the decision in a timely manner, as reasonable circumstances will allow.

For complete report on proposed changes click here.



Bylaw 9.2 Requirement for at least one Audiologist on Council
(This change reflects several sections of the bylaw.)

Who does this bylaw affect?

This bylaw affects all ACSLPA members.

Why is the change being recommended?

As the College represents two distinct professions, it is important that we ensure representation of both on Council. Since audiologists are in a minority relative to speech-language pathologist members, we would like to ensure audiology representation by requiring at least one audiologist on Council at all times.

What is the change being recommended?

Currently, bylaw 9.2 regarding Composition of Council reads as follows:

9.2   The members on Council shall be a minimum of eight (8) and a maximum of twelve (12) as follows:
9.2.1 not fewer than six (6) and no greater than nine (9) members on the General Register
9.2.2 public members appointed in accordance with the Act, which shall be not less than 25% of the   voting members of Council.

Bylaw 9.2 will be amended as follows:

Add after 9.2.2:
9.2.3 not fewer than one (1) registered audiologist (R. Aud) and one (1) registered speech-language pathologist (R.SLP).

To view the further related section recommended changes click here.