CDHM Committees

LEGISLATED COMMITTEES

BOARD OF ASSESSORS

The Board of Assessors (BOA) is a committee of at least three College members who are appointed by the Council. The BOA reviews applications for registration and can deny, approve, or place conditions on registration.

MEMBERS: Happy Bhullar, Johanna Grant, Casey Neudorf, Melanie Peters and Heather Sirkovsky

COMPLAINTS COMMITTEE

The Complaints Committee investigates and makes decisions regarding complaints brought to the College’s attention by the public, dental professionals, the Registrar and other registrants. The public places the utmost trust in health care professionals to provide safe and effective quality care.

All complaints are brought forward to the Registrar/Executive Director and are subsequently referred to the Complaints Committee for review and decision. Examples of complaints that have been submitted to the College include: individuals practicing illegally, fraudulent documents, lack of professionalism, practicing beyond one’s scope of practice, and breaches in infection control.

MEMBERS: Paula Larocque (Chair), Cindy Isaac Ploegman, Craig Johnson (Public Rep.), and Chandra Shuwera

INQUIRY COMMITTEE

The Inquiry Committee is responsible for holding hearings on matters referred to it by the complaints committee and making disciplinary decisions about the conduct of investigated members.

MEMBERS: Lila Jorheim MacInnes (Chair), Suzanne Munroe (Public Rep.), and Kristin Holt

NON-LEGISLATED COMMITTEES

CONTINUING COMPETENCY COMMITTEE

The Continuing Competency Committee reviews registrant submissions to the Continuing Competency Program (CCP) and provides feedback to registrants.

MEMBERS: Vanessa Bromley, Alyssa Duszak, Karlene Harder, Suzanne Morin, Tara Rempel and Jennifer Schell

COMMITTEES OF COUNCIL

PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE COMMITTEE

The Professional Practice Committee creates, as directed by Council, practice guidelines for registrants.

MEMBERS: Joan St. Laurent

OWNERSHIP LINKAGE COMMITTEE

The Ownership Linkage Committee prepares annual linkage work for Council’s consideration, providing opportunities to link with registrants and the public.

MEMBERS: Lucie Boutet (Co-Chair), Kathleen Reid (Co-Chair), Carol Hiscock, Amber Anderson, Amanda Bridge, Lezah Evan, Shannon Nichol, and Geraldine Spence

REGULATED HEALTH PROFESSIONS ACT (RHPA) COMMITTEE

The RHPA Committee works in conjunction with the Manitoba Dental Hygienist’s Association (MDHA) to prepare for the transition from regulation under the Dental Hygienist’s Act to the Regulated Health Professions Act.

MEMBERS: Charlene Cardinal, Karina Hiebert, Corinne Latozke, Mickey Wener, and Laura Macdonald

NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE

The Nominations Committee is responsible for creating a slate of potential Council members, as required, to fill vacancies by outgoing members.

MEMBERS: Ernest Janzen and Saima Klippenstein