I-8, r. 11 - Regulation respecting the committees on training of the Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec

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chapter I-8, r. 11
Regulation respecting the committees on training of the Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec
NURSES — COMMITTEE ON TRAINING
Nurses Act
(chapter I-8, s. 3).
I-8
Professional Code
(chapter C-26, s. 184, 2nd par.).
C-26
September 1 2012
DIVISION I
NURSES COMMITTEE ON TRAINING
1. A nurses committee on training is hereby established within the Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec.
O.C. 1000-2005, s. 1.
2. The committee is an advisory committee whose mandate is to examine matters relating to the quality of the training of nurses, in keeping with the respective and complementary jurisdictions of the Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec, the universities and colleges and the Minister of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology.
Quality of training means the appropriateness of the professional skills training required for the practice of the profession of nurse.
As regards training, the committee is to consider
(1)  the objectives of the training programs offered by educational institutions leading to a diploma that gives access to a permit;
(2)  the objectives of the other terms and conditions for the issuance of permits that may be imposed by a regulation of the board of directors of the Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec, such as professional training periods or professional examinations; and
(3)  the standards for a diploma or training equivalence, prescribed by regulation of the board of directors of the Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec, that gives access to a permit.
O.C. 1000-2005, s. 2; S.Q. 2013, c. 28, s. 204.
3. The committee is composed of 9 members chosen for their knowledge and responsibilities in relation to the matters referred to in section 2.
The Fédération des cégeps appoints 2 members.
The Conference of Rectors and Principals of Québec Universities appoints 2 members.
The Minister of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology or the Minister’s representative appoints one member and, if necessary, one alternate.
The board of directors of the Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec appoints 2 members of the Order and the committee selects one of those 2 members as its chair.
The committee appoints 2 members from among the directors of nursing care whose names appear on a list provided by the board of directors of the Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec.
The committee may also authorize persons or representatives of organizations concerned to attend its meetings.
O.C. 1000-2005, s. 3; S.Q. 2013, c. 28, s. 204.
4. The members of the committee are appointed for a term of 3 years and remain in office until they are reappointed or replaced.
O.C. 1000-2005, 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 of the Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec; and
(2)  to give its opinion to the board of directors of the Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec, 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 including those that concern professional training in a clinical setting.
The committee must indicate in its report and in any opinion the viewpoint of each of its members.
O.C. 1000-2005, 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. 1000-2005, s. 6.
7. The committee must hold at least 2 meetings per year.
O.C. 1000-2005, s. 7.
8. 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 5 of its members so request.
O.C. 1000-2005, s. 8.
9. The quorum of the committee is 5 members, including one member appointed each by the board of directors of the Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec, the Conference, the Federation and the Minister of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology, and one director of nursing care appointed by the committee.
O.C. 1000-2005, s. 9; S.Q. 2013, c. 28, s. 204.
10. Clerical support for the committee is the responsibility of the Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec.
The secretary designated by the Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec sees to preparing and keeping the minutes, reports and opinions of the committee.
O.C. 1000-2005, s. 10.
11. The board of directors of the Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec is to transmit a copy of the committee’s reports and opinions to the Conference, the Federation, the Minister of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology, and the Office des professions du Québec.
O.C. 1000-2005, s. 11; S.Q. 2013, c. 28, s. 204.
12. The annual report of the Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec must contain the findings of the committee’s reports and opinions.
O.C. 1000-2005, s. 12.
DIVISION II
SPECIALTY NURSE PRACTITIONERS TRAINING
§ 1.  — Specialty nurse practitioners committee on training
13. As a consequence of the medical activities that specialty nurse practitioners are authorized to engage in, a specialty nurse practitioners committee on training is hereby established.
O.C. 1000-2005, s. 13.
14. The committee is an advisory committee whose mandate is to examine matters relating to the quality of the training of specialty nurse practitioners, in keeping with the respective and complementary jurisdictions of the Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec, the Collège des médecins du Québec, the educational institutions and the Minister of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology.
As regards training, the committee is to consider
(1)  the objectives of the training programs offered by educational institutions leading to a diploma that gives access to a specialist’s certificate;
(2)  the objectives of the other terms and conditions for the issuance of specialists’ certificates that may be imposed by a regulation of the board of directors of the Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec, such as professional training periods or professional examinations; and
(3)  the standards for a specialist’s certificate equivalence, prescribed by regulation of the board of directors of the Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec, that gives access to a specialist’s certificate.
O.C. 1000-2005, s. 14; S.Q. 2013, c. 28, s. 204.
15. The members of the committee are chosen for their knowledge and responsibilities in relation to the matters referred to in section 14.
O.C. 1000-2005, s. 15.
16. The committee is composed of 9 members, of whom
the Conference appoints 2;
the Minister of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology or the Minister’s representative appoints one and, if necessary, one alternate;
the board of directors of the Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec appoints 3; and
the board of directors of the Collège des médecins du Québec appoints 3.
The committee may also authorize persons or representatives of organizations concerned to attend its meetings.
O.C. 1000-2005, s. 16; S.Q. 2013, c. 28, s. 204.
17. The members of the committee are appointed for a term of 3 years and remain in office until they are reappointed or replaced.
O.C. 1000-2005, s. 17.
18. The functions of the committee are
(1)  to examine the situation as regards the quality of training in the light of developments in knowledge and practice and the opinions and reports of the program review subcommittee, particularly as regards protection of the public and, where appropriate, to report its observations to the board of directors of the Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec and to the board of directors of the Collège des médecins du Québec; and
(2)  to give its opinion to the board of directors of the Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec and to the board of directors of the Collège des médecins du Québec, as regards the quality of training,
(a)  on projects involving the review or preparation of the objectives or standards referred to in the second paragraph of section 14; and
(b)  on ways to enhance the quality of training, in particular by proposing solutions to the problems observed.
O.C. 1000-2005, s. 18.
19. 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. 1000-2005, s. 19.
20. The chair of the committee is chosen by the board of directors of the Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec from among the members appointed by the Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec.
O.C. 1000-2005, s. 20.
21. 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 5 of its members so request.
O.C. 1000-2005, s. 21.
22. The committee must hold at least 2 meetings per year.
O.C. 1000-2005, s. 22.
23. The quorum of the committee is 6 members, including 2 members appointed each by the board of directors of the Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec and the board of directors of the Collège des médecins du Québec, and one member appointed each by the Conference and the Minister of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology.
O.C. 1000-2005, s. 23; S.Q. 2013, c. 28, s. 204.
§ 2.  — Program review subcommittee
24. A program review subcommittee composed of members of the committee appointed by the Collège des médecins du Québec and by the Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec is also established.
O.C. 1000-2005, s. 24.
25. If and when the subcommittee considers it appropriate, the subcommittee is to give its opinion along with any recommendations to the educational institution concerned on any training program offered that gives access to a specialty nurse practitioner’s certificate, particularly as regards conditions of admission, structure, management, resources and educational criteria. The subcommittee is to transmit a copy of the opinion to the committee.
The subcommittee is also to prepare and maintain a list of recognized training environments where a program leading to a diploma that gives access to a specialty nurse practitioner’s certificate may be completed, and so report to the educational institutions and training environments concerned, the board of directors of the Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec and the board of directors of the Collège des médecins du Québec.
O.C. 1000-2005, s. 25.
26. On or before the expiry of a period of 2 years from the date of its establishment, and thereafter not later than every 5 years, the subcommittee must give its opinion to the committee, the board of directors of the Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec and the board of directors of the Collège des médecins du Québec, for each diploma that gives access to a specialty nurse practitioner’s certificate, on the expediency of maintaining the diploma on the list established by regulation under section 184 of the Professional Code (chapter C-26) or of removing it.
The subcommittee is to base its decision on
(1)  a comprehensive visit of the faculty, school or department offering the program by evaluators chosen from among the members of the Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec and the Collège des médecins du Québec, on the recommendation of the board of directors of each Order; and
(2)  the follow-up on any opinion given pursuant to section 25.
O.C. 1000-2005, s. 26.
27. The chair of the committee is by virtue of office the chair of the subcommittee. The chair is not entitled to vote at meetings of the subcommittee on a matter referred to in the second paragraph of section 25 or on any other matter referred to in that section or in section 26 as regards requisite medical training.
O.C. 1000-2005, s. 27.
28. The chair sets the date, time and place of the subcommittee’s meetings.
Despite the foregoing, the chair must call a meeting of the subcommittee whenever at least 4 of its members so request.
O.C. 1000-2005, s. 28.
29. The subcommittee must hold at least 2 meetings per year.
O.C. 1000-2005, s. 29.
30. The quorum of the subcommittee is 4 members, including 2 members appointed by the board of directors of the Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec and 2 members appointed by the board of directors of the Collège des médecins du Québec.
O.C. 1000-2005, s. 30.
§ 3.  — Obligations of the board of directors of the Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec
31. Clerical support for the subcommittee is the responsibility of the Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec.
The secretary designated by the Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec sees to preparing and keeping the minutes, reports and opinions of the committee and subcommittee.
O.C. 1000-2005, s. 31.
32. The board of directors of the Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec is to transmit a copy of the committee’s and subcommittee’s reports and opinions to the Conference, the Minister of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology, and the Office des professions du Québec.
O.C. 1000-2005, s. 32; S.Q. 2013, c. 28, s. 204.
33. The annual report of the Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec must contain the findings of the committee’s and subcommittee’s reports and opinions.
O.C. 1000-2005, s. 33.
DIVISION III
TRANSITIONAL AND FINAL
34. Despite sections 4 and 17, for the establishment of the first committees after 24 November 2005, the following members are appointed for a term of 2 years:
(1)  one of the members appointed by the board of directors of the Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec, one of the members appointed by the Conference, one of the members appointed by the Federation and one of the members appointed by the committee to the nurses committee on training; and
(2)  one of the members appointed by the board of directors of the Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec, 2 of the members appointed by the board of directors of the Collège des médecins du Québec and one of the members appointed by the Conference to the specialty nurse practitioners committee on training.
O.C. 1000-2005, s. 34.
35. At the first meeting of the nurses committee on training, the committee must appoint, in accordance with the sixth paragraph of section 3, 2 directors of nursing care from among the directors whose names appear on a list provided by the board of directors of the Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec. The quorum of the committee is then 4 members, including one member appointed each by the board of directors of the Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec, the Conference, the Federation and the Minister of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology.
O.C. 1000-2005, s. 35; S.Q. 2013, c. 28, s. 204.
36. (Omitted).
O.C. 1000-2005, s. 36.
REFERENCES
O.C. 1000-2005, 2005 G.O. 2, 4826
S.Q. 2008, c. 11, s. 212
S.Q. 2013, c. 28, s. 204