Opportunity: Serve on the Inquiry Committee

The College is looking for registrants to join the Inquiry Committee (IC).

Mandate

The Inquiry Committee conducts investigations into complaints against physical therapists under Part 3 of the Health Professions Act. Its activities serve the College’s public protection mandate by helping to ensure that physical therapists in BC practise safely, ethically, and competently.

We Value Diversity

Committee members bring valuable perspectives to the table that are necessary to make truly informed and good decisions for all members of the public. We welcome members of equity-seeking groups to consider serving with the Inquiry Committee.

Role

The IC receives and reviews complaints, or other information that could give rise to an investigation, directs the investigation process, and subsequently assesses whether remedial and/or disciplinary action against a registrant is necessary to protect the public. The IC is supported by College staff and external legal counsel.

Membership

The IC is comprised of registrants and public representatives appointed by the Board. Appointments are three years, to a maximum of nine consecutive years.

Commitment

IC members meet online every sixth Tuesday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., and once a year in person for an educational session. Materials are circulated approximately one week before meetings, and require an average of 3 hours of review time, though volume is variable. They are also expected to respond promptly to occasional communications by email between meetings.

Honoraria

Members are entitled to an honorarium (per meeting) and reimbursement for travel and expenses in accordance with the College’s expense policy.

Tech Requirements

Members meet and receive materials electronically. Therefore, members must have access to a computer or tablet and have a good working knowledge of Microsoft 365 (Outlook and SharePoint), Adobe Acrobat, and Zoom.

Apply

Submit your resume or CV to pstanaway@cptbc.org. Preference will be given to candidates who meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • work in the public sector
  • provide service to ICBC/WSBC clients
  • are on the dry needling roster (having taken one of the currently approved courses)
  • demonstrated interest in protecting the public

Recommended Competencies

Professional Experience

Public Interest: Experience working with a public interest-focused organization (regulatory or other public service).

Committee Experience: Experience contributing to collective decision-making. Understanding the role of the committee versus the role of staff.

Cultural Experience: Understanding of cultural humility and safety in the context of working with diverse populations.

Legal Knowledge or Experience: Understanding of administrative law and the principles of natural justice.

Environmental Knowledge

Practice Knowledge: Understanding the practice of physiotherapy and professional expectations.

Understanding the Public Voice: Awareness of the issues and challenges faced by the public in accessing health services.

Personal Effectiveness

Leadership/Teamwork Skills: Understanding the importance of teamwork to the success of the committee. Ability to recognize and value the contributions of fellow committee members and staff. Experience in chairing committees.

Critical Thinking/Problem-Solving Skills: Ability to apply critical thinking to assess situations and generate innovative solutions to challenges facing the committee.

Decision-Maker: Skilled in evidence-based decision-making. Ability to critically appraise, interpret, synthesize, weigh, evaluate and use evidence in strategic matters relevant to the inquiry process. Able to make difficult decisions.