The role of the QA Committee is to administer the QA program in accordance with the RHPA, the QA regulation and any other applicable law.
The QA Committee is one of the CMRTO's statutory committees, and is comprised of Council members (professional and public) and CMRTO members who have been appointed to the Committee. Members of the QA Committee are required to keep all information about members' QA records confidential, except under certain circumstances set out in the legislation. The QA Committee can require members to submit their QA records to the CMRTO for assessment by the QA Committee or an assessor appointed by the QA Committee. In most cases, the QA Committee is satisfied with members' QA records. However, after assessing a member's QA records, the QA Committee can require a member to complete their QA records, require a member to participate in one or more specified continuing education or professional development activities, or refer a member for a peer and practice assessment.
The QA Committee can also select members to undergo a peer and practice assessment in accordance with the QA regulation. In most cases, the QA Committee is satisfied with the report of the assessment. However, if the QA Committee finds that a member's knowledge, skills and judgement are unsatisfactory, the QA Committee may, among other things, require a member to participate in specified continuing education or remediation programs, such as specified education, refresher or continuing education programs, courses or initiatives.
The QA Committee may also provide the name of the member and allegations against the member to the Inquiries, Complaints and Reports Committee if the QA Committee is of the opinion that the member may have committed an act of professional misconduct, or may be incompetent or incapacitated. For example, failure to co-operate with the QA Committee and failure to comply with a requirement of the QA Committee may be grounds for a finding of professional misconduct.