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: Johanna Grant, Kristin Holt, 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: Lucie Boutet, Lila Jorheim MacInnes and Tracey Walther (Chair)

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: Corinne Latozke (Chair)

COMMITTEES OF COUNCIL

INTERPRETATION GUIDELINES COMMITTEE

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

MEMBERS: Lezah Evan (Chair)

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, Jennifer Miller and Melina Sturym

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: Johanna Grant and Jennifer Miller (Chair)

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

CONTINUING COMPETENCY COMMITTEE

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

MEMBERS: Alyssa Duszak, Paula Larocque and Chelsey Pachkowsky