DR. PAM CHART
Discipline Committee Member
What led to you becoming involved in the
Discipline Committee? My experience with the
workings of the CPSO was limited until I was called
to give expert evidence at a discipline hearing.
Impressed with the process and nearing the end of
my practising life, I expressed an interest in serving
as a member of the Discipline Committee.
What do you enjoy about it?
I have found the work intellectually stimulating,
challenging at times and personally satisfying. My
interest in decision making, preparing and writing
reasons to support committee decisions has been
most gratifying and that has only increased with
time and experience.
More recently, this experience has provided me
with the tools to effectively participate in prehearing
case management consultations to satisfactorily
resolve issues in an attempt to avoid long and costly
contested discipline hearings. I feel privileged to
have been able to serve as a Committee member and
recommend it highly.
DR. JOHN JEFFREY
satisfy certain directives without
referral to the Registration
Committee, our time is freed up
to focus on the more substantive
What do you enjoy about being
a member of the Registration
Committee? I enjoy interacting with me about the College is that when
peers, public members and staff. is because of mental health issues,
There is hard work involved, but I or addiction or clinical concerns –
continue to find it interesting and the effort that the College makes
the business of licensing doctors is in getting that doctor back on track
important work. is just very impressive. And to be
And significantly, recent changes
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doctors get into trouble – whether it
honest, I am not sure how well that
now allow the College to do a more is understood by the profession, but
efficient processing of applicants’ you certainly see it as member of the
requests. For example, in enabling Committee.
staff to register applicants who
I think that what has really struck