Motion to Amend By-law #7 Passed at AGM

Motion to Amend By-law #7 Passed at AGM

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December 5, 2017

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Motion to Amend By-law #7 Passed at AGM 

At the 2017 CIPHI Annual General Meeting the membership voted  in favour of changing  By-Law #7 in support of mandatory membership implementation. The National Executive Council would like to thank all members who attended the AGM to cast their vote and those that voted by proxy on this important issue

Background

The CIPHI Membership passed a motion at the 2015 Annual General Meeting (AGM) that the National Executive Council (NEC) take all necessary actions required to  incorporate the annual maintenance of a regular CIPHI membership as a requirement for the maintenance and use of the CPHI(C) credential for all individuals certified after January 1, 2017.   Failure to meet the membership requirements for the maintenance and use of the CPHI (C) credential can result in the suspension of the CPHI (C) credential

 It was subsequently established that the most appropriate way to implement the wishes of the CIPHI membership  was to empower the CIPHI Board of Certification (BOC) to suspend and reinstate certificates. This required an amendment to Bylaw 7 and an amendment to the Board of Certification’s Regulations. 

The following bylaw amendments were taken to the membership  for voting and all  votes cast were in favour of the by-law change:

Amendment #1

Add the following to SECTION 2 (A) Power of the Board: 

 The Board of Certification shall have the right and power to suspend a Certificate in Public Health Inspection (Canada) issued after January 1st 2017 to those persons the Board deems have not met all the requirements of the Board as provided in the Regulations. 

The Board of Certification shall have the right and power to reinstate a Certificate in Public Health Inspection (Canada) issued after January 1st 2017 to those persons the Board deems have met all the requirements of the Board as provided in the Regulations. 

 Amendment #2

Add the following to SECTION 1 Definitions:

 E “Suspend a certificate” means that the person issued that certificate cannot use the title “Certified Public Health Inspector (Canada)”, use the designation “Certified Public Health Inspector (Canada)” or represent themselves as a “Certified Public Health Inspector (Canada)” until such time the certificate is reinstated.

 Next Steps

The Board of Certification has  worked in cooperation with the National Executive Council ( NEC) on this issue  and is now working on an amendment to BOC Regulation to support this by-law change.  

 Submitted on behalf of the National Executive Council by:

Ann Thomas
National President CIPHI