12. An advisory committee for the marital and family therapy professional sector shall be constituted within the Ordre des travailleurs sociaux et des thérapeutes conjugaux et familiaux du Québec.
Not later than 6 months after the effective date of the integration, the board of directors of the Order shall appoint 5 members to that committee among the members of the Order holding a marital and family therapist’s permit and after consulting those members. It shall determine the duration of their term.
That committee may make recommendations to the board of directors of the Order concerning holders of marital and family therapist’s permits and their professional practice, in particular the terms and conditions for issuing the permit, initial training, professional inspection, ethics, continual education and professional development and give its opinion to the board of directors on any matter submitted by the latter.
The committee shall participate in the harmonization of all the regulations respecting the marital and family therapy professional sector.
The committee shall file a true copy of the minutes of each of its meetings with the secretary of the Order.
These committees shall be in operation for 5 years from the date of their first meeting.