ABVMA REGISTRATION DAY Radisson Hotel Edmonton South Edmonton, Alberta June 13, 2012
WHAT IS THE ABVMA? The professional regulatoryorganization (PRO) responsible forregulating the practice of veterinarymedicine and representing the veterinaryprofession within the Province of Alberta. Veterinarians Animal Health Technologists
WHAT IS THE ABVMA? A not-for-profit organization. Established through legislation: Veterinary Profession Act (VPA)
PROVINCIALLY SELF-GOVERNING REGULATED PROFESSION PUBLIC GOVERNMENT WHATCOMMITTEES & COUNCIL WHO MEMBERS HOW ALBERTA VETERINARY MEDICAL ASSOCIATION
MAINTAINING ACCOUNTABILITY Report annually to provincial government - Minister of Human Services. Government appointed public members on councils and committees ABVMA Annual Report is a public document
PROVINCIALLY REGULATED Veterinary Profession Act General Regulations to the Act SELF GOVERNING ABVMA Bylaws Council Guidelines ABVMA Policy and Procedures
GOVERNANCE AMENDMENT Membership Committees Council Annual General Meeting Bylaws & Council Guidelines immediate effect VPA and Regulations made by Government Administrative StepsAlberta Employment and Immigration Professions & Occupations (P&O) requests
OTHER RELEVANT LEGISLATION Provincial: Radiation Protection Act Animal Health Act Drug and Pharmacy Act Motor Transport Act Municipality Act Animal Protection Act Environment Legislation Privacy Legislation Occupational Health and Safety Act
OTHER RELEVANT LEGISLATION Federal: Food and Drug Act Health of Animals Act Radiation Emitting Devices Act Meat Inspection Act Controlled Drugs and Substances
OBJECTIVES OF THE ABVMA To encourage and promote the health, humane treatment and usefulness of animals; Protect public health; Protect environmental health;
OBJECTIVES OF THE ABVMA To promote, encourage and develop veterinary medicine; In the interest of the public and profession, regulate the practice of veterinary medicine in Alberta;
OBJECTIVES OF THE ABVMA To arrange for and conduct courses of instructions, studies and lectures; To cooperate with associations, societies and organizations having, in whole or in part, objectives similar to those of this Association.
CEO Registrar Staff•Practice Standards Practice Inspection•Discipline and Ethics•Registration•Communication and Professional Enhancement•Financial Management•External Communication•Council and Committee Activities•Other
CEO Registrar Staff Customers•Veterinary Clinics•Veterinary Businesses•Federal / Provincial Government•Public as a whole•Individuals of the public•Related Stakeholders•Veterinarians•Other
COUNCILThe ABVMA governing body.Voting Members Eight veterinarians elected based on regional representation Two public members appointed by the Provincial Government represent the public interest
COUNCILNon-Voting Members Ex-Officio Members CVMA CFIA AARD AAAHT UCVM WCVM Past President AHT Council Member
COUNCILGoverns by making policy: Policy determines long-term direction of the Association consistent with the VPA, General Regulations, and Bylaws. Development of Council Guidelines, policies and procedures.
COUNCILKey Information Sources Committees Policy Development Administration ABVMA Staff Membership
ADMINISTRATION Dr. Duane Landals – Registrar Dr. Darrell Dalton – Deputy Registrar Dr. Phil Buote – Complaints Director Mrs. Midge Landals – Manager Communications and Member Services
ADMINISTRATION Mrs. Kathy Mosmann – Executive Assistant Communications Ms. Janeen McPhee – Administrator, Practice Certification and Radiation Programs Mrs. Brenda Betnar –Administrative Assistant
ADMINISTRATION Ms. Lisa Barry – Administrative Assistant (Regulatory and Discipline) Mrs. Margaret Massey – Administrator, Member Registration Mrs. Carmen Luca – Accounts Administrator
ABVMA COMMITTEES Legislated or Operational Defined in VPA & Regulations Professional Enhancement or Policy Development Established by Council
LEGISLATED COMMITTEES Registration Committee Practice Inspection & Practice Standards Committee Complaint Review Committee Hearing Tribunal Practice Review Board
PROFESSIONAL ENHANCEMENT COMMITTEES VetMed 21 Committee Task Forces Working Groups
ABVMA LEADERSHIP WEEKEND Committee Member Training Leadership Training Annual General Meeting February 8-10, 2013 in Calgary
ABVMALEGISLATED RESPONSIBILITIES Registration Veterinarians Animal Health Technologists Verify Credentials Good Moral Character Legally Eligible to Work
ABVMALEGISLATED RESPONSIBILITIES Discipline Process Maintain accountability to the Public Complaints Process Veterinarians Animal Health Technologists Permit Holders
ABVMALEGISLATED RESPONSIBILITIESPractice Inspection Practice Standards(PIPS Committee) Establish and Verify Standards for any entity offering veterinary services Practice Certification, Audit & Inspection Annual Quality Assurance Self Verification Radiation Quality Assurance
ABVMALEGISLATED RESPONSIBILITIESContinuing Education (CE) Members are required to acquire CE in order to maintain their registration ABVMA provides CE opportunities
ABVMAPROFESSIONAL ENHANCEMENT RESPONSIBILITIES Policy Development Committees Established by ABVMA Council Mandate is either: a specific set of responsibilities to review and discuss issues to make recommendations to Council
ABVMA COMMITTEESRecommendations assist Council to: Recognize and be responsive to the diversity and changes within the profession, Promote the veterinary profession, Be pro-active in addressing veterinary issues, Make recommendation regarding the advancement of quality veterinary medicine, and Liaise with the profession, the public and special interest groups
ABVMAPROFESSIONAL ENHANCEMENT RESPONSIBILITIESAdvocacy - Voice of the Profession Establishing the Profession’s identity; including veterinarians and animal health technologists Global perspective, member’s role in caring for animals and public health
ABVMAPROFESSIONAL ENHANCEMENT RESPONSIBILITIESLegislation Development VPA, General Regulations Animal Health Act Animal Protection Act Radiation Safety
ABVMAPROFESSIONAL ENHANCEMENT RESPONSIBILITIES Representation and Delegation Animal Owner Groups Industry Professional Associations Governments Welfare Organizations Others Educational Institutions
ANNUAL RENEWALS Sent out to members’ home address in early November Due December 31 Renew online (instant receipt), fax, or mail Membership cards mailed out March/April
TYPES OFMEMBERSHIP/TRANSFERS Transfer in Nov/Dec to avoid transfer fee Non-Practicing or Time Limited Call us if you are unsure what works best for your situation.
CONTINUING EDUCATION (CE) If graduated in 2012, or received Certificate of Qualification (CQ) in 2012, then CE requirement starts in 2013 Keep certificates/receipts for 5 years in case you get audited, but do not sent to ABVMA office CE information – Council Guidelines and Bylaws
LETTER OF GOOD STANDINGCall or email us if you need to register inanother province/state to request a Letterof Good Standing (LGS).
NAME CHANGE REQUESTNeed written request with copy ofmarriage certificate or updated driverslicense.
NEW GRADSIf still pending, will not be able to log in. New Grad Veterinarian needs: Certificate of Qualification (from CVMA) Notarized copy of veterinary degree New Grad AHT needs: Notarized copy of animal health technology diploma VTNE result (if write in AB, testing agency will release results to ABVMA)