C-26, r. 199 - Regulation respecting the committee on training of physical therapists and physical rehabilitation therapists

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chapter C-26, r. 199
Regulation respecting the committee on training of physical therapists and physical rehabilitation therapists
PHYSIOTHERAPISTS — PROFESSIONAL CODE — COMMITTEE ON TRAINING
Professional Code
(chapter C-26, s. 184).
C-26
September 1 2012
1. A committee on training is hereby established within the Ordre professionnel de la physiothérapie du Québec.
The committee is composed of 2 divisions.
One division is responsible for the training of physical therapists and the other for the training of physical rehabilitation therapists.
O.C. 437-2009, s. 1.
2. The committee is an advisory committee whose mandate is to examine matters relating to the quality of the training of physical therapists and physical rehabilitation therapists, in keeping with the respective and complementary jurisdictions of the Order, the universities and colleges and the Minister of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology.
Quality of training means the appropriateness of training in relation to the professional skills to be acquired to practise the profession of physical therapist or physical rehabilitation therapist.
As regards training, the committee is to consider
(1)  the objectives of the training programs offered by educational institutions at the college and university levels leading to a diploma that gives access to a permit or a specialist’s certificate;
(2)  the objectives of the other terms and conditions for the issuance of permits or specialist’s certificates that may be imposed by a regulation of the board of directors, such as professional training periods, courses or professional examinations; and
(3)  the standards for a diploma or training equivalence, prescribed by regulation of the board of directors, that gives access to a permit or a specialist’s certificate.
O.C. 437-2009, s. 2; S.Q. 2013, c. 28, s. 204.
3. The committee is composed of 10 members chosen for their knowledge and responsibilities in relation to the matters referred to in section 2.
The Conference of Rectors and Principals of Québec Universities appoints 2 members for the division responsible for the training of physical therapists and the Fédération des cégeps appoints 2 members for the division responsible for the training of physical rehabilitation therapists.
The Minister of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology or the Minister’s representative appoints 1 member and, if necessary, 1 alternate for each division.
The board of directors appoints 2 members of the Order for each division, and the committee selects one of those 2 members as its chair.
The committee may also authorize persons or representatives of organizations concerned to attend its meetings.
O.C. 437-2009, s. 3; S.Q. 2013, c. 28, s. 204.
4. The members of the committee are appointed for a term of 3 years.
They remain in office until they are reappointed or replaced.
O.C. 437-2009, s. 4.
5. The functions of the committee are
(1)  to review each year the situation as regards the quality of training in the light of developments in knowledge and practice, particularly as regards protection of the public and, where appropriate, to report its observations to the board of directors; and
(2)  to give its opinion to the board of directors, as regards the quality of training,
(a)  on projects involving the review or preparation of the objectives or standards referred to in the third paragraph of section 2; and
(b)  on ways to enhance the quality of training, in particular by proposing solutions to the problems observed.
The committee must indicate in its report and in any opinion the viewpoint of each of its members.
O.C. 437-2009, s. 5.
6. The members of the committee are to endeavour to gather information relevant to the exercise of the committee’s functions from the organizations that appointed them and from any other organization or person concerned.
O.C. 437-2009, s. 6.
7. The chair sets the date, time and place of the committee’s meetings.
Despite the foregoing, the chair must call a meeting of the committee whenever at least 3 of its members so request.
O.C. 437-2009, s. 7.
8. The committee must hold at least 2 meetings per year.
O.C. 437-2009, s. 8.
9. The quorum of the committee is 3 members per division, including 1 member appointed each by the board of directors, the Conference or Federation, as the case may be, and the Minister.
O.C. 437-2009, s. 9.
10. Clerical support for the committee is the responsibility of the Order.
The secretary designated by the Order sees to preparing and keeping the minutes, reports and opinions of the committee.
O.C. 437-2009, s. 10.
11. The board of directors is to transmit a copy of the committee’s reports and opinions to the Conference or Federation, as the case may be, the Minister of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology, and the Office des professions du Québec.
O.C. 437-2009, s. 11; S.Q. 2013, c. 28, s. 204.
12. The annual report of the Order must contain the findings of the committee’s reports and opinions.
O.C. 437-2009, s. 12.
13. This Regulation replaces the Regulation respecting the committee on training of physiotherapists (O.C. 400-2000, 2000-03-29).
Despite sections 3 and 4, the members appointed under the provisions replaced by this Regulation remain members of the committee on training until their term expires. They are then replaced in the manner prescribed by this Regulation.
O.C. 437-2009, s. 13.
14. (Omitted).
O.C. 437-2009, s. 14.
REFERENCES
O.C. 437-2009, 2009 G.O. 2, 1507
S.Q. 2013, c. 28, s. 204