Inquiries, Complaints and Reports Committee

FOURTH QUARTER, MARCH 1, 2021 – MAY 31, 2022


New Complaints and Reports

In the 4th quarter, the College received 30 new complaints and opened 1 Registrar’s Investigation, for a total of 31 new matters. The nature of service in relation to these matters is as follows:

Timeline Snapshot

There are 143 Complaints and Registrar’s Investigations being actively investigated.

ICRC Meetings

The ICRC met three times in the reporting period to consider 24 cases. The Committee also held 18 teleconferences to consider 27 cases and a plenary meeting was held on April 29, 2022.

ICRC Dispositions

The ICRC disposed of 33 cases during the 4th Quarter, as follows:

*SCERP: Specified Continuing Education or Remedial Program

†F&V: Frivolous, vexatious, made in bad faith, moot or otherwise an abuse of process, pursuant to s.26(4) of the Health Professions Procedural Code.

The dispositions of these 33 cases, as they relate to nature of service, are as follows:

Disposition of Allegations

The 33 cases disposed of included the consideration of 89 allegations. The ICRC took some remedial action with respect to 30, or 34%, of these allegations.

Health Professions Appeal and Review Board (HPARB)

In the 4th quarter, five HPARB reviews of ICRC decisions were requested. The College received four HPARB decisions. Two ICRC decisions were confirmed, one review request was dismissed as frivolous, vexatious, made in bad faith, moot, or an abuse of process, and one matter was returned to the ICRC for additional investigation.