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Investigation of Complaints
This section contains information on the investigation of complaints and discipline processes. The Assoociation of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan has a regulatory mandate to ensure the public interest is served and protected. To protect the public, the Association investigates complaints against members and licensees for failure to meet their professional and ethical obligations as set out in The Engineering and Geoscience Professions Act, the Administrative Bylaws, and the Regulatory Bylaws. The Code of Ethics are contained in Section 20 of the Regulatory Bylaws.
The Association can only investigate allegations of professional misconduct and/or professional incompetence against its members and licensees. The Association is not a substitute for the civil courts. As indicated in section 32(1) of The Engineering and Geoscience Professions Act, a complaint must be in writing or must be a request from the APEGS Council.
Investigations are conducted by an Investigation Committee appointed by the APEGS council. Staff support and legal counsel are provided to the Investigation Committee to assist in the investigation process including the gathering of information and documents and particulars relevant to the complaint. The purpose of the investigation is to determine whether a formal complaint should proceed to a discipline hearing.
The Discipline Committee provides an inquiry and judgment capability to enable the Association to meet its responsibilities under the discipline sections of The Engineering and Geoscience Professions Act. The Discipline Committee hears and determines formal complaints referred to it by the Investigation Committee.
The attachments below provide an overview of the investigation and discipline process.
Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan
Regulating the professions. Protecting the public.