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					Board Meeting
September 20, 2002
Approved Minutes


                 COLLEGE OF DENTURISTS OF BRITISH COLUMBIA

                                 Minutes #B044 – September 20, 2002 APPROVED

Board Members in Attendance:
                                    J. Connolly         F. MacPherson
                                    G. Feldman          A. Nicholls
                                    D. Hengel           G. Stewart
                                    G. Hinton           H. Varshney

Board Members Absent:               A. Jones

Staff in Attendance:                J. Mayr, Registrar
                                    S. Pontes, Recording Secretary

The meeting was called to order at 9:45 a.m.

    1. Approval of Draft Agenda

MOTION:          by H. Varshney, that the draft agenda be approved. Seconded by
                 G. Stewart.
                                                                        CARRIED


    2. Approval of Draft Minutes of May 25, 2002


MOTION:          by G. Stewart, that the draft minutes of May 25, 2002 be approved.
                 Seconded by G. Hinton.
                                                                           CARRIED


        2.1 Registrar’s Report

The Registrar provided internal and not audited Balance Sheets and Income and
Expense Statements from April 2002 to August 2002, and 2002-2003 budget and
performance-to-date data for comparative analysis of the years 1999 thru 2003.
The Registrar reported that the College is operating within budget.

The Registrar raised the proposed changes to the Health Professions Act. The
members had a preliminary discussion about the changes. The Registrar
advised the Board that he will monitor Ministry activities and will have further
discussions with the Ministry to discuss the changes given the opportunity.

TASK:            J. Connolly suggested that a newsletter be done discussing the
                 changes to the Health Professions Act.


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                                                               ACTION: J. MAYR

MOTION:          by J. Connolly, to approve the Registrar’s Report. Seconded by G.
                 Stewart.
                                                                       CARRIED

    3. Committee Reports

    Inquiry Committee

    Gary Feldman reported on the Committee’s activity and the complaint files
    that were closed through Consent Agreements or without action.

    Discipline Committee

    Gary Stewart reported on registrants who had been cited for various
    violations. He informed the Board that the Committee completed four
    hearings via Agreed Statement of Facts. Each resulted in payments of costs
    and fines to the College. He further reported that a hearing was currently
    scheduled.

    Registration Committee

    J. Connolly reported the results of the Clinical Exam held in June of 2002. He
    informed the Board that 5 candidates passed the exam. A candidate who
    failed the exam is appealing the results to the Supreme Court of British
    Columbia.

    There was a lengthy discussion about the appeal to the Supreme Court of
    British Columbia. The members agreed with the decision of the Registration
    Committee to uphold the results of the exam. Further, that the exam process
    be defended, to the Supreme Court if need be. The Registrar, along with legal
    counsel for the College, may attempt to manage the process, by
    communicating with counsel for the candidate, to see if Court can be avoided.


    Quality Assurance Committee:

    A. Nicholls gave an update on the Committees activity and discussed the
    Committee’s process of approving courses.




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    Executive Committee

    The Registrar advised the Board that the Executive Committee is required to
    present its annual budget at the November meeting.

TASK:            J. Mayr requested a draft budget from the Executive Committee.
                                                         ACTION: D. Hengel

MOTION:          by G. Stewart, to approve the Committee Reports. Seconded by G.
                 Hinton.



    4. Board Meeting Dates for 2003

The Board scheduled meetings on the following dates:

February 21, 2003—College Office

June 6, 2003—Harrison Hot Springs

September 27, 2003—AGM in Vancouver

November 28, 2003—College Office


    5. DBA initiative

There was a lengthy discussion about the DBA initiative.

MOTION: by G. Feldman, that the Denturist Association write a letter to the
Registrants informing them that if they choose not to incorporate their business,
their personal assets can be sought after in the event of a law suit.
                                                               Not Seconded
G. Feldman withdrew his motion.

The Board received a letter from a Registrant of the College regarding the DBA
initiative. The Board discussed the letter and addressed it’s concerns.

TASK:            to write a letter to the Registrant and address his concerns.
                                                                   ACTION: J. MAYR


    6. Criminal Records Review Program




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The Registrar informed the Board that effective October 1, 2002, the Ministry has
implemented a cost recovery fee of $20.00 for the Criminal Record Review
program. The Board was informed that the applicants of the College are required
to pay the fee. Rather than changing the College’s fee schedule to include the
costs, that the applicant would be required to send a certified cheque, money
order, or credit card payment form, made payable to the Government, to the
College along with the Consent Form. This would then be forwarded to the CRR
program office.


    7. Complaint to Employment Standards Filed by previous secretary

The Registrar informed the Board of a complaint that the previous secretary has
made against the College. The previous secretary alleges that she was
terminated without cause and is claiming compensation in the amount of
$3254.16. The Board reviewed the case and agreed to pay the previous
secretary $3254.16 for length of service. The Board agreed to make the payment
as a goodwill gesture to assist the previous secretary in her recovery. The Board
continues to support the original decision to terminate the previous secretary with
cause.

MOTION:        by J. Connolly, that the College is to pay $3254.16 to the previous
secretary for length of service. Seconded by G. Feldman.
                                                                       CARRIED

MOTION:          by G. Feldman, to adjourn the meeting. Seconded by G. Hinton.

Meeting was adjourned at 1:45 PM.




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