Complaints From Employers
The Health Professions Act, Section 57(1) clearly establishes the legal responsibilities of employers in their duty to report. Under the Act, employers must submit a complaint in writing to the regulatory body when they:
- Terminate a health professional’s employment due to unprofessional conduct
- Suspend a health professional’s employment due to unprofessional conduct
- Receive a resignation from a health professional before being suspended or terminated for unprofessional conduct
Even if a CLXT tries to remove him/herself as a Registrant of the ACCLXT in an attempt to end a situation of unprofessional conduct reported by the employer, the Complaints Director will continue the conduct process to determine the most appropriate course of action to resolve the complaint.
An employer should be prepared to provide the following information to the College:
- Copies of any supporting documents; i.e., copies of incident reports, performance appraisals, patient complaints, etc.
- An outline of any actions taken to deal with the behaviours and a description of how the health professional responded to those actions
- The date the health professional commenced work for the employer, and the date the professional was disciplined, or employment was suspended or terminated
- Copy of the suspension/termination letter
An employer’s duty to report must not be withheld due to any other proceedings or outcomes ( i.e. union grievance) and the complaint and corresponding documents should be sent to the College as soon as reasonably possible.
Send all documentation regarding unprofessional conduct Attention: Complaints Director
Mail: ACCLXT- 2004 Sherwood Dr., Sherwood Park, AB, T8A 0Z1
For assistance or more information on the process, please contact the ACCLXT Complaints Director at (780) 438 3323.