APEGA's Legislative Review Enters Final Stages

The final consultation with Members and Permit Holders in APEGA’s multi-year legislative review wrapped up this spring.

During the spring consultation, more than 500 members and permit holders submitted their feedback through a survey, webinars, and video conferences. Results from the spring 2017 legislative consultation have been compiled in the most recent We’re Listening report, available on the APEGA legislative review website.

Main areas of the spring consultation were:

    • registration and reinstatement Permit to Practice
    • investigative panels criteria for suspensions and restrictions
    • practice prohibitions
    • Professional Limited Licensee – changes to criteria from the spring 2015 discussion paper
    • examination candidates
    • Code of Ethics

At the June Council meeting, Council endorsed all of the proposed recommendations other than the one on the Code of Ethics. This will be further reviewed based on Member feedback on who the proposed new wording could be interpreted.

The legislative review began in 2012 and represents the first time in more than three decades that APEGA’s governing legislation has been examined in such detail. This would not have been possible without the time and effort of thousands of members, permit holders, and other stakeholders. More than 6,000 individuals took part in the process through surveys, face-to-face meetings, webinars, emails, and video conferences.

The legislative changes are called proposed recommendations because the Government of Alberta will write the new EGP Act and General Regulation. Later this month, APEGA will forward to the government the package of proposed recommendations. We shall then await the government’s legislative process.

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