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Submit a Complaint Against a Member
APEGS will investigate allegations of professional misconduct and/or professional incompetence against its members upon receipt of a written complaint. The written complaint can be in any format, however to establish jurisdiction it is important that the written complaint contain sufficient information (particulars and documents) to support the allegations.
Submit written complaints to:
The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan
300 4581 Parliament Avenue
Regina SK S4W 0G3
Attention: Chris Wimmer, P.Eng., FEC
The Investigation Process
Upon receipt of the written complaint the Investigation Committee will complete a “complaint review threshold test” to determine whether the allegations, if proven, could reasonably be regarded as professional misconduct or professional incompetence. The Investigation Committee will use the threshold review to establish their jurisdiction and focus the investigation on the relevant issues.
The investigation is conducted by the Investigation Committee which includes a public representative. The committee normally meets about five to six times per year and depending on complexity an investigation can take up to a year or more to complete. In the course of the investigation the committee will gather all relevant documents and particulars, will conduct interviews as required and may even engage outside consulting expertise. The purpose of the investigation is to determine whether there is a basis for laying a charge and proceeding to a discipline hearing. The committee receives staff support from the APEGS office and has external legal counsel.
Any person concerned about the professional conduct or competence of a member or licensee should submit a written complaint. Complainants are advised that compaints cannot be annonomous and that a copy of the complaint will be provided to the member or licensee complained about. The member or licensee will have an opportunity to review the complaint and provide a response.
All parts of the Investigation Committee’s work are held in the strictest confidence and all aspects of the investigation will remain confidential.
Contact Information for Complaints Against Members
If you have any questions regarding submitting complaints and the investigation process contact the Director of Professional Standards, Chris Wimmer, P.Eng., FEC firstname.lastname@example.org
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