The Discipline Committee (DC) hears allegations of professional misconduct, incompetence or incapacity referred to it by the Inquiry Committee, and if allegations are proven, determines an appropriate remedy following its deliberation of the facts presented by all parties.
The DC members are a combination of registrants and members of the public as required by BCCNM bylaws. Committee appointments are for 1, 2 or 3 year terms. A person can be appointed to the DC committee for up to six consecutive years.
The DC committee meets in person, when a hearing is necessary. When a hearing is required, committee members are consulted on their availability and a panel of three committee members is selected. On average, we estimate 15 three-day hearings in 2020; however, the number and length of each can vary. We would like committee members to be prepared to participate in one to three panels per year dependent on their availability. Orientation is provided prior to the start of a hearing.
On average, members participating at a 3-day meeting are given a half day of orientation prior to the start of a hearing. Members are not required to prepare for the meeting, but some communication via phone or emails may take place with their independent legal counsel prior to the start of a meeting. This committee is ideal for those that have flexible schedules to be able to commit 3.5 days plus some follow up work to a hearing on an average of two months notice.
If you are interested in serving on one of BCCNM’s committees, and have a passion for protecting the public, please email firstname.lastname@example.org