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Discipline Hearing Notices & Orders

Where the report of the Investigation Committee recommends that the Discipline Committee hear and determine a formal complaint, the Discipline Committee shall appoint a suitable Discipline Panel, which will include the Public Representative, to conduct the hearing in accordance with section 34 of The Engineering and Geoscience Professions Act. The Discipline Panel has the same powers as the Discipline Committee. The Discipline Committee and Discipline Panel receive staff support from the APEGS office and have legal counsel.

Hearings are open to the public, however, the Discipline Panel may exclude members of the public and the person who made the complaint from any part of the hearing when the Discipline Panelis of the opinion that evidence brought in the presence of the person or persons to be excluded will unduly violate the privacy of a person other than the member whose conduct is the subject of the hearing.


The Discipline Hearing

When the complaint proceeds to a discipline hearing, a written notice of the hearing is prepared and served on the member or certificate of autorization holder named. The complainant is also notified. Complainants may be called to serve as witnesses at the hearing.

If the Discipline Panel finds the actions to be professional misconduct or professional incompetence, the member may be:
  • expelled from the association and struck from the register;
  • suspended from the association for a specific period;
  • suspended from the association until having complied with conditions such as obtaining specified training, medical treatment or counseling, or undergoing treatment for substance addiction;
  • restricted to practice only under conditions such as limiting practice to specified types of work or in partnership with a specified member, obtaining specified training, medical treatment or counseling, or undergoing treatment for substance addiction;
  • reprimanded; or
  • penalized in any other way that the panel considers just.
In addition to these penalties, the Discipline Panel may impose a fine of up to $15,000 and may assess costs of the hearing to the member or the certificate of authorization holder.

Notice of Discipline Hearings

Currently no hearings scheduled

 


Discipline Decisions and Orders

Member

Decisions


Behnam Torkan


Decision and Order December 6 2018 

Member not Named


Decision and Order December 6 2018 


Member not Named


Decision and Order Oct 30 2017.pdf


Shahid Azam


Decision and Order Nov 24 2016


James C. Hum


Summary Decision and Order Jan 22 2015
 
Decision and Order Nov 23 2016  


P. Geoffrey Pybus


Decision and Order Dec 23 2015
  

 

Contact Information for Discipline Hearings

If you have any questions regarding discipline hearings contact the Director of Registration, Shawna Argue, P.Eng., MBA, FEC, FCSSE, FGC (Hon.), sargue@apegs.ca 

 


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