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Council and Committees

Professional members are elected by members of the College to Council in five districts to represent the practising traditional Chinese medicine practitioners and acupuncturists in the district they are elected from. A Member is eligible to vote in the electoral district in which the Member, as of January 1st of the election year, primarily practises, or if the Member is not engaged in the practice of traditional Chinese medicine, in which the Member has primary residence.

Public members are appointed by the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario. A minimum of five and no more than eight persons would be appointed to the College's Council. Public members may not be members of the Traditional Chinese Medicine profession, members of a health regulatory college as defined in the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991, or members of a Council of another health regulatory college.

Read biographies to learn more about our Council Members.

2017-2018 Council Members

2017-2018 Committees

President Ferne Woolcott Public Member
Vice-President Terry Wai Tin Hui Professional Member
Executive Ming C. Cha Professional Member
Christine Lang Professional Member
Heino (Henry) Maeots Public Member

The Executive Committee’s exercise of Council’s powers is subject to Section 12 of the Health Professions Procedural Code, Schedule 2 of the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991.

The Executive Committee shall be composed of the President, the Vice-President and three (3) Members of the Council. Two of the Members of the Executive Committee shall be Public Members. The President shall be the chair of the Executive Committee.

Between the meetings of the Council, the Executive Committee has all the powers of the Council with respect to any matter that, in the Committee’s opinion, requires immediate attention, other than the power to make, amend or revoke a regulation or by-law. If the Executive Committee exercises a power of the Council under subsection (1), it shall report on its actions to the Council at the Council’s next meeting.

Chair Terry Wai Tin Hui Professional Member
Members Ming C. Cha Professional Member
Feng Li Huang Professional Member
Jin Qi Zeng Professional Member
Barrie Haywood Public Member
Maureen Hopman Public Member
Martial Moreau Public Member
Ferne Woolcott Public Member

The Registration Committee's responsibilities are:

  • Conducts reviews of applications for registration referred by the Registrar because the applicant does not fulfill the requirements for the issue of a certificate of registration;
  • Considers and approves terms, conditions and limitations to be imposed on certificates of applicants;
  • Considers and approves requests to remove or modify a term, condition or limitation previously imposed through a registration proceeding;
  • and Considers additional information resulting from a proceeding to be included in the register.
  • This committee may recruit one or more members of the College who are not Members of Council if Council so wishes.
Chair Christine Lang Professional Member
Members Martin Perras Professional Member
Yuqi Yang Professional Member
Xianmin Yu Professional Member
Jin Qi Zeng Professional Member
Yvonne Blackwood Public Member
Maureen Hopman Public Member
Cal McDonald Public Member
Non Members of Council Poney Chiang Professional Member
Noel Wright Professional Member

The Inquiries, Complaints, Reports Committee's responsibilities are:

  • Considers written complaints brought by the public against College members because of professional misconduct, incompetence or incapacity and determines the appropriate action to be taken including referral to the Discipline Committee or to the Fitness to Practise Committee.
  • This committee may recruit one or more members of the College who are not Members of Council if Council so wishes.
Chair Ming C. Cha Professional Member
Members Christine Kit Yee Fung Professional Member
Terry Wai Tin Hui Professional Member
Xianmin Yu Professional Member
Heino (Henry) Maeots Public Member
Cal McDonald Public Member
Ferne Woolcott Public Member

The Quality Assurance Committee's responsibilities are:

  • Responsible for administering and monitoring the Quality Assurance (QA) Program. The QA program is designed to ensure the quality of the practice of the profession and to promote continuing evaluation, competence and improvement among the Members.
  • The Health Professions Procedural Code prescribes certain minimum requirements that must be met by the QA Program, including continuing education or professional development, self, peer and practice assessments and a mechanism for the College to monitor Members participation in, and compliance with, the QA Program.
  • This committee may recruit one or more members of the College who are not Members of Council if Council so wishes.
Chair Christine Kit Yee Fung Professional Member
Members Christine Lang Professional Member
Feng Li Huang Professional Member
Martin Perras Professional Member
Yvonne Blackwood Public Member
Barrie Haywood Public Member
Heino (Henry) Maeots Public Member
Martial Moreau Public Member
Ferne Woolcott Public Member

The Patient Relations Committee administers the Patient Relations Program:

  • The Patient Relations Program is designed to enhance relations between members and patients. It also includes measures for preventing and dealing with sexual abuse of patients.
  • Sexual abuse is defined in the Regulated Health Professions Act as:
    • Sexual intercourse or other forms of physical sexual relations between the member and the patient,
    • Touching of a sexual nature, of the patient by the member, or
    • Behaviour or remarks of a sexual nature by the member towards the patient
  • The Patient Relations Program promotes awareness among members and the public of the zero tolerance expectations placed upon members and health professionals regarding sexual abuse of patients
  • The Patient Relations Program includes setting out educational requirements for members, creating guidelines for the conduct of members with their patients, training College staff, and providing information to the public.
  • The Patient Relations Committee is also responsible for administering funding for therapy and counselling for patients who have been sexually abused by members.
  • This committee may recruit one or more members of the College who are not Members of Council if Council so wishes.
Chair Heino (Henry) Maeots Public Member
Members Yuqi Yang Professional Member
Ming C. Cha Professional Member
Terry Wai Tin Hui Professional Member
Christine Lang Professional Member
Christine Kit Yee Fung Professional Member
Xianmin Yu Professional Member
Feng Li Huang Professional Member
Martin Perras Professional Member
Jin Qi Zeng Professional Member
Yvonne Blackwood Public Member
Barrie Haywood Public Member
Maureen Hopman Public Member
Cal McDonald Public Member
Martial Moreau Public Member
Ferne Woolcott Public Member
Non Members of Council Poney Chiang Professional Member
Noel Wright Professional Member

The Discipline Committee is composed of every member of Council. However, it is a committee that is distinct and independent from the College.

The Discipline Committee's responsibilities are:

  • Holds hearings (in a formal setting) regarding allegations of professional misconduct and incompetence referred by the ICR Committee.
  • This committee may recruit one or more members of the College who are not Members of Council if Council so wishes.
Discipline Process
Chair Martial Moreau Public Member
Members Ming C. Cha Professional Member
Christine Kit Yee Fung Professional Member
Christine Lang Professional Member
Feng Li Huang Professional Member
Terry Wai Tin Hui Professional Member
Martin Perras Professional Member
Xianmin Yu Professional Member
Yuqi Yang Professional Member
Jin Qi Zeng Professional Member
Yvonne Blackwood Public Member
Barrie Haywood Public Member
Maureen Hopman Public Member
Cal McDonald Public Member
Heino (Henry) Maeots Public Member
Ferne Woolcott Public Member

The Fitness to Practice Committee's responsibilities are:

  • Holds a hearing to determine whether a member is incapacitated and, therefore, not fit to practise, after referral by the ICR Committee.
  • This committee may recruit one or more members of the College who are not Members of Council if Council so wishes.

Fitness to Practise Process

Members Christine Kit Yee Fung Professional Member
Yvonne Blackwood Public Member
Cal McDonald Public Member

The Examination Appeals Committee’s responsibilities are:

  • Address all appeals and reports within the principles of administrative and procedural fairness;
  • Provides written decisions and reasons to applicants within a reasonable time in respect to granting or denying an appeal;
  • Ensure all appeals are disposed of within 60 days of receiving all information required from the candidate;
  • Keep candidates informed of the reason for any delay and the date by which a final decision will be made and communicated to the candidate; and
  • Guide the Manager, Registration on the need for further inquiries or information from the candidate for purposes of dealing with the appeal.
Members Ferne Woolcott Public Member
Terry Wai Tin Hui Professional Member
Ming C. Cha Professional Member
Christine Lang Professional Member
Martial Moreau Public Member
Henry Maeots Public Member
Non Members of Council Joanne Pritchard-Sobhani Professional Member

Council Meeting Schedule & Highlights

2017 Council Meetings :

  • Monday, May 8, 2017 (8:30am - 4:00pm)
  • Monday, September 25, 2017 (8:30am - 4:00pm)
  • Wednesday, December 13, 2017 (8:30am - 4:00pm)

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Location

55 Commerce Valley Drive West, Suite 705
Thornhill, ON L3T 7V9

Council meetings are open to the public. You are welcome to attend as an observer. However, as space is limited, please contact us by email at info@ctcmpao.on.ca, or by phone at 416.238.7359 or 1.866.624.8483 (toll-free in Ontario) to reserve seats before the meeting.

BRIEFING ON MEETING PROCEDURE

Guidelines for Observers

Council meetings are open to the public. However, the public may be excluded from any Council meeting or part of a meeting pursuant to section 7 of the Health Professions Procedural Code.

Individuals attending as observers are requested to:

  • Turn off cell phones and pagers;
  • Avoid bringing in food or drinks other than water;
  • Refrain from recording of proceedings by any means, including the taking of photographs, video recordings, voice recordings or via any other means;
  • Be quiet during the meeting and not engage in conversation, discussion or any disruptive behaviour;
  • Refrain from addressing the Council, speaking to, or giving or passing notes, documents or information to Council members while the meeting is in process;
  • Refrain from lobbying of Council members during the meeting, even during breaks;
  • Respect that observers are not allowed to participate in debate of any matter before the Council;
  • Respect the authority of the presiding officer; and
  • Take their seats in the area designated to observers.

Council Elections

Elections for Council are held as per Section 33 of the College By-Laws:

An election of Members to Council shall be held:

  1. in 2013, again in 2016, again in 2017, and in every third year after that for Members from electoral districts 1 and 2;
  2. in 2013, again in 2016, again in 2018, and in every third year after that for Members from electoral district 3; and
  3. in 2013, again in 2016, and in every third year after that for Members from electoral districts 4 and 5.

How to be nominated as a candidate for election to Council

  • You must be a member of the College as of 5:00 p.m. EST on or before January 1st of the respective election year.
  • You must be practising in the Electoral District that you are running for.
  • The following five forms must be completed in full, signed and received by the Registrar of the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario:
    1. Candidate’s Consent and Nomination Form, signed by a minimum of five (5) Members who support the nomination and are eligible to vote in your Electoral District.
    2. Candidate’s Certificate of Validation
    3. Agreement Regarding Duties of Members of Council
    4. Candidate’s Biographical Summary Form
    5. Candidate’s Statement Form
  • All required information must be included on the forms to be considered a valid nomination

What is involved in being a Council member?

  • The term of office of a Member elected to Council in this election will commence with the first regular meeting of the Council immediately following the election. The Member shall continue to serve in office until the Member’s successor takes office in accordance with Section 33 of the College By-laws.
  • Members are responsible for governance decisions of the College in the interests of the public
  • Members attend Council and committee meetings approximately 8 – 12 days per year. There will be an honorarium paid for meeting attendance, as well as reimbursement of all reasonable and related travel, accommodation and meal expenses within stated parameters.

Eligibility to stand for election

Pursuant to Section 36 of the By-Laws, to stand for election as a member of Council, a member must meet the following requirements:

  1. the Member holds a General class of certificate of registration;
  2. the Member is eligible to vote in the electoral district in which the Member is nominated;
  3. the member is not the subject of any disciplinary or incapacity proceedings;
  4. no findings of professional misconduct, incompetence or incapacity has been made against the Member in the preceding six years;
  5. a period of six years has elapsed since the Member complied with all aspects of an order imposed by the Discipline or Fitness to Practice Committee;
  6. the Member's certificate of registration has not been revoked or suspended in the six years preceding the date of nomination;
  7. the Member is not subject to any order, direction, or term, condition and limitation of the Discipline Committee, the Fitness to Practice Committee or the Quality Assurance Committee;
  8. the Member is not in default of payment of any fees to the College;
  9. the Member is not a director, owner, board member, officer or employee of any professional Traditional Chinese Medicine association other than a genuine international Traditional Chinese Medicine association as defined in section 84 of these by-laws;
  10. the Member has not been disqualified from the Council or a Committee of the Council in accordance with section 56 in the preceding three years;
  11. The Member has not resigned from the Council in the preceding three years;
  12. the Member does not have a conflict of interest to serve as a member of Council or has agreed to remove any such conflict of interest before taking office;
  13. the Member is not a member of the Council or of a Committee of the College of any other health profession; and
  14. the Member has not been a member of the staff of the College at any time within the preceding three years.