The AIBC Bylaws authorize the AIBC Investigations Committee to make a remedial recommendation to a respondent in a professional conduct complaint. This may occur when, following an investigation, the Investigations Committee has concerns about the respondent’s conduct, competency, or fitness to practise that would be better resolved through a remedial process than a referral to the disciplinary process.
The purpose of a remedial recommendation is to improve the respondent’s practice or otherwise protect the public. The process for a remedial recommendation is established in AIBC Bylaws 37.20 – 37.28. For it to be binding, a remedial recommendation must be agreed to by the respondent.
Once agreed to, the remedial process is overseen by the AIBC’s Remedial Review Panel. The Remedial Review Panel is tasked with receiving remedial recommendations from the Investigations Committee, monitoring and assessing the respondent’s compliance with the recommendation, and determining whether the respondent has satisfied the remedial recommendation. If the respondent successfully completes the remedial recommendation, the matter is concluded.
The AIBC publishes anonymous summaries of successfully completed remedial recommendations to educate registrants and the public about professional conduct and ethics matters.