Next step: the Disciplinary Council
The dates for the hearing of the complaints announced today will be made public on the OIQ Disciplinary Council’s Hearing Roll.
The Disciplinary Council has 15 members: the Chair (an attorney designated by the Québec government) and 14 engineers appointed by the Board of Directors of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec. When a hearing is held, three people review the complaint: the Chair of the Disciplinary Council and two engineers. All hearings are public.
The penalties issued are those set out in the Professional Code, which can include permanently striking an engineer from the OIQ’s membership roll or revoking an engineer’s permit.
Except in the case of an acquittal, the decisions of the Disciplinary Council concerning the complaints an-nounced today can be consulted on the OIQ’s Web site. Furthermore, these decisions may be appealed with the Professions Tribunal or subjected to judicial review.
About the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec
Founded in 1920, the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec has a membership of approximately 60,000 engineering professionals in all fields, except forest engineering. The mission of the OIQ is to ensure the protection of the public by supervising the practice of the profession within the framework of its constituent laws and ensure that the profession serves the public interest. For more information, go to http://www.oiq.qc.ca.
You can find more information about all the steps in the disciplinary process on the OIQ’s Web site.