If you made a complaint to a College about a registrant, you may apply for a review if the inquiry committee has completed its investigation and sent you a written notice under s.34 of the Health Professions Act of its disposition of your complaint (sometimes called the decision).
Time Limit to Apply
You have 30 days from the date you receive the inquiry committee disposition to apply for review under s.50.6 of the Health Professions Act. If it has been more than 30 days since you received your disposition, you must request an extension of time to apply under s. 50.61(4) of the Health Professions Act.
How do I apply?
- Complete Form 3
- If your complaint was against more than one registrant, you are required by Rule 4(3) of the Review Board’s Rules of Practice and Procedure to submit a separate application for each registrant
- Attach a copy of the inquiry committee disposition that the college sent you
- Send it to the Review Board within 30 days of receiving the notice. If you are beyond the 30 days, you must also submit Form 13
- Copy the college and the registrant(s)
What will the Review Board do?
A Review Board member will be assigned to review how the investigation of your complaint was handled, and/or whether the disposition of it (the outcome) was reasonable. The member will make an order confirming the disposition, directing the inquiry committee to make a disposition it could have made, or sending the matter back to the inquiry committee with directions. These options, including all of the dispositions that an inquiry could have made are listed on the application form so you can choose what you want the Review Board to do. The Review Board has no authority to order financial compensation.
What are my responsibilities?
The Health Professions Review Board strives to communicate respectfully and professionally. Any enquires that lead to abusive, discriminatory or aggressive language will be restricted to communication in writing. See Responsibility to Communicate with the Review Board for more information.