Do you have experience in dispute resolution?
We are currently seeking physicians for our Complaint Review Committee (CRC) and Hearing Tribunals.
A CRC reviews dismissed complaints at the request of complainants, while a Hearing Tribunal considers evidence and arguments in adjudicating a charge of unprofessional conduct against a physician. Both CRCs and Hearing Tribunals are made up of physician and public members.
We promise an interesting, challenging, and very satisfying experience.
CRC and Hearing Tribunal positions are open to physicians of all specialties who are in good standing with CPSA. Experience serving on tribunals or committees, in formal administrative positions, or assessing medical students, residents, or physicians for readiness to enter practice are valuable assets.
Expected time commitment is one day for a CRC meeting, one-to-two days for a Hearing Tribunal, plus up to 15 hours depending on the complexity of a case. The Chair of the CRC or Hearing Tribunal is also responsible for preparing decision documents with the assistance of legal counsel. Decision writing training will be provided, as this position requires members to synthesize large amounts of information and write decisions.
Honorarium and expenses are paid at CPSA rates, and training is provided.
Please note that physicians wishing to be nominated to this committee must have been in full-time independent practice for at least five years.
For more information or to apply, contact Hearings.Director@cpsa.ab.ca.