Committees are accountable to Council and are responsible for ensuring College policies are implemented and enforced.
Committees comprise both public and professional members. Public members are members of the public appointed by the Provincial Cabinet. Professional members include both Council and non-Council member optometrists. All committee members participate as full voting members of their committees and are expected to make decisions that reflect the College’s regulatory mandate to protect the public interest.
The Regulated Health Professions Act (RHPA) requires colleges to establish seven statutory committees. In addition, the College establishes non-statutory committees to help meet its mission and objects.