Lay Representatives: Investigation Committee of College of Dental Hygienists of Nova Scotia

The College of Dental Hygienists of Nova Scotia (the College) is seeking lay representatives to serve on the Investigation Committee of the College.  

The College, in the best interest of the public, regulates members, promotes excellence in care, and advances the profession.

Application Criteria

It is important that Committee members represent the authentic voice of this College and the regulations it abides by. For this reason, individuals applying for service to the CDHNS Investigations Committee are required to self-identify as per the following:       

  • Applicants are required to disclose perceived or potentials for Conflict of Interest with this committee work. (further details will be provided upon receipt of application).
  • Applicants for the Investigation Committee should have a minimum of five years’ work experience.  

Committee Role and Requirements

The Investigation Committee considers matters of complaint brought before the CDHNS. Public representatives/lay persons bring a public perspective to the College’s governance of the dental hygiene profession.  

Individuals applying shall be willing to work toward a sold understanding of self-regulation, governance, the role of the College, and this Committee.  Committee members are required to attend a one to two-hour orientation on the organization, discipline process and become familiar with all pertinent legislation and other documentation (e.g., the Dental Hygienists Act 2007, the pursuant Regulations, and the Professional Conduct Policy Manual for the CDHNS Investigation Committee).  

A telephone or in-person interview will occur prior to appointment. This interview may be conducted by a member of the Council Executive, the Investigations Committee Chair, the Registrar, or a combination. 

Applicants applying to serve on this Committee are expected to attend all Committee meetings. Typical meetings are noted below:

  • One face-to-face meeting (typically in Halifax), usually in the Spring but dates to be determined, as required
  • Undetermined teleconference calls, as required.

 Note: Committee appointments are for a 3-year term with an option to renew for a total of three consecutive 3-year terms.  Reimbursement of expenses will be consistent with the Council’s Expense Reimbursement and Per-Diem Policies for Committees.  

To be considered for a public representative (layperson) position for the Investigation Committee, please submit a resume and cover letter by February 16, 2018 indicating your interest in a position. In the cover letter, please include your reasons for wishing to serve, and your background and experience. Please highlight how your experience, skills, and attributes will support the objects of the CDHNS. Please mail or email applications to: 

c/o Stacy Bryan, Registrar #11-2625 Joseph Howe Drive Halifax, NS B3L 4G4

Email: registrar@cdhns.ca

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