The Board is required to operate an effective and proactive enforcement program to adhere to its mandate. After Board members have adopted a final decision where "probation" is ordered, the case is referred to the Probation Program.
The purpose of the probation monitoring program is to maintain public protection by pro-actively monitoring probationers to ensure terms and conditions are met. The purpose is NOT for the Board to rehabilitate the probationer. Probation is a privilege afforded by the Board to:
- Allow for the probationer's rehabilitation if that is his/her choice;
- Allow the probationer an opportunity to practice in a professional manner with restrictions and guidance from a community support system and designated probation monitor to prevent future occurrences, and
- Allow for education of the individual as to the responsibilities, requirements, and professionalism mandated of a respiratory care practitioner.
It is the policy of the Board that if a probationer is found to be in violation of any term of probation at any time during the probation period, the Board shall immediately be notified of the violation so that disciplinary action may be considered.