Professional Standards and Practice
The Professional Standards and Practice Committee is a Standing Committee authorized by the Board of Directors of the Academy.
The Committee will develop policy with associated recommendations and carry out projects that relate to the professional standards and practice of child and adolescent psychiatry.
All work will be project oriented with priorities set at the direction of the Board and Officers of CACAP.
Terms of Reference
1. To plan and prioritize the activities and the use of resources, allocated by the Board of Directors, related to professional standards and practice.
2. To develop policies, recommendations, papers, guidelines, discussion papers, and statements, relating to professional standards and practice.
3. To conduct periodic reviews of the Academy's current position papers and statements pertaining to the mandate of the P rofessional Standards and Practice Committee .
4. To receive and review issues raised by membership, public, other interested groups.
5. To participate in Steering Committees and special work groups dealing with matters relating to professional standards and practice.
6. To collaborate with the Officers and Board on issues relating to professional standards and practice and ensure liaison and coordination of activities with other CACAP committees, professional, governmental, and public groups
The Committee reports to the Board of Directors through the Committee Chair.
The Chair shall be a Full Member, appointed by the Board of Directors of the Academy.
The Chair shall attend the Board meetings in an ex-officio capacity. The Chair will liaise between the Committee and the Board through the Officers.
Number and Nature of membership:
The Board shall approve the members recommended as core, ad-hoc, or corresponding.
The Chair shall recommend no fewer than 3 members no longer than 60 days after he/she assumes the chair.
Core members of the committee shall be defined by expertise in the area, modified by the need to represent CACAP regions of Atlantic Provinces, Quebec, Ontario, Prairie Provinces and British Columbia. Core members will be expected to take leadership role in specific tasks.
Expert and A d hoc members may be recruited to assist the Committee in meeting its priorities. The roles of Expert and Ad-hoc members will be defined by the requirements of the specific projects for which they were appointed.
Any member of the CACAP may apply to be a Corresponding Member and may be recommended as such by the committee. At the discretion of the Chair, corresponding members may be asked to fill in for their region if a regional representative is not available. Corresponding members are to receive minutes, agendas, documents for review and final documents and may sit in on at the meeting held during the Annual Conference.
Number and Type of Meetings per Year
The Committee will develop a work plan to be updated at minimum twice yearly for submission to the Board.
The meetings of the Committee shall occur prior to the Board meeting in order to allow for prompt reporting to the Board.
Committee members will work primarily through email, telephone and fax, but should meet face to face at least once a year preferably during the Annual Conference
Length of time appointment of chairs and number of terms:
The Chair shall hold office for three years, subject to annual review and reappointment by the Board. When many members of the committee would be expected to change within a short time period, terms of 2 or four years may be offered in order to maintain continuity of membership. Expert and Ad-hoc members will serve for the duration of the project for which they were appointed. Corresponding members may apply for reappointment every second year.
List of past products:
Currently, the committee has not produced any documents.
Regular Required Functions:
Products of the Committee's work would be published in either the CACAP Review or as an independent publication of the Academy. Committee work of a collaborative nature may be published in the official publications of other professional associations with the permission of the Board and where due credit is given.
The Committee will liase with the PSP Committee of the Canadian Psychiatric Association (CPA). Efforts will be made to coordinate the projects and terminology with those of the Standing Committee on PSP of the CPA, or its other committees or working groups, as appropriate.
Present on going tasks:
No tasks have yet been assigned.
Relationship to the members of the Academy:
All members of the Academy have an interest in assuring that the standards of membership and of the Academy are set and maintained at a level appropriate to the competent and professional practice of child and adolescent psychiatry.