Referral to the Appeal Committee
The Appeal Committee is composed of volunteers. The Appeal Committee will consider only questions regarding the facts presented at the Adjudicating Hearing. No new evidence will be introduced.
The Appeal Hearing Panel must not set aside a finding of fact by the Adjudicating Committee unless there is no evidence to support it or if, in light of all the evidence, the finding is otherwise unreasonable.
Application for Appeal -- Download the form here
Role of the Appeal Committee
The Appeal Committee has the responsibility to hear appeals of decisions made by:
- i. The Adjudicating Committee
- ii. A Provincial Admissions Committee
- iii. The Continuing Professional Development Program
- iv. The Professional Competency Qualifications Committee
The Appeal Committee will weigh the evidence presented to it by the member and the Professional Practice Advocate and will do one of the following:
- i. Affirm the decision
- ii. Vary the decision
- iii. Quash the decision
- iv. Refer the matter back to the Adjudicating Committee for a fresh hearing
In the first three instances, these decisions will be the final decisions. There is no further review.
How do you find out about decisions?
Members will be sent the Appeal Panel decision. A complainant, who has signed the Consent that accompanied the initial response to his /her complaint, will receive a notice of the final outcome of that complaint. If the complainant chose to remain anonymous, the AIC will not be able to send this notice.
Last updated September 17, 2009