Professional Responsibility Policies & Procedures Committee

Council Committee

Mandate

  • The PRPPC supports Council in the governance of the Society by recommending changes to the Act, Regulations and policies and by developing procedures for the professional responsibility process.

Responsibilities

  • To consider and recommend to Council policy direction relating to aspects of the professional responsibility process that impact the Society’s obligations to members, complainants and other affected individuals, or that impact key outcomes of the professional responsibility process;
  • To consider and, following consultation with the Complaints Investigation Committee, recommend to Council for its approval policies to be applied by the Complaints Investigation Committee in the investigation and disposition of complaints;
  • To consider and recommend to the Complaints Investigation Committee, for its approval, procedures to be applied by the Complaints Investigation Committee in the investigation and disposition of complaints;
  • To consider and recommend to the Executive Director, for approval, operational and administrative procedures for the investigation of complaints;
  • To ensure that policies and procedures that apply to the Complaints Investigation Committee are regularly reviewed and published in the Complaints Investigation Committee Policies and Procedures Manual;
  • To consider and recommend to the Hearing Committee, for its approval, policies and procedures with respect to the operation of the Hearing Committee and the conduct of hearings, and in particular those policies published in the Hearing Committee Policies and Procedures Manual; and

To make recommendations to Council for its approval respecting the Legal Profession Act, and Regulations governing the professional responsibility process.