1992 Legislative Session: 1st Session, 35th Parliament
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MINISTER OF EDUCATION AND MINISTER RESPONSIBLE
FOR MULTICULTURALISM AND HUMAN RIGHTS
HER MAJESTY, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of British Columbia, enacts as follows:
1 Section 4 of the Teaching Profession Act, S.B.C. 1987, c. 19, is amended by striking out "competence of its members" and substituting "competence of its members, persons who hold certificates of qualification".
2 The following section is added:
22.1 Sections 23 (1) (c) and (k) and (2) (a), 28 (3) and (4), 29 (2), 30, 31 (1), 32 to 36, 39 and 40 apply to former members who hold certificates of qualification as if they were members.
3 Section 28 (3) is amended
(a) by adding the following paragraph:
(a.1) the college has received, in respect of a member or other person, a report from an authority under section 6.1 of the Independent School Act, , and
(b) in paragraphs (b) and (c) by striking out "council" wherever it appears and substituting "college".
4 Section 34 is amended by adding the following subsection:
(3) If the certificate of qualification of a former member is suspended, the former member may not apply for membership during the period of suspension of the certificate of qualification.
5 Section 37 is repealed and the following substituted:
37 (1) The council may, for just and reasonable cause, cancel or suspend a letter of permission.
(2) Section 31 applies for the purposes of a proceeding under subsection (1) as though an inquiry under section 28 (4) were being conducted.
6 The Independent School Act, S.B.C. 1989, c. 51, is amended by adding the following section:
6.1 (1) If an authority dismisses, suspends or otherwise disciplines a member of the College of Teachers established under the Teaching Profession Act or a person holding a certificate of qualification or letter of permission issued under the Teaching Profession Act, it must without delay report the dismissal, suspension or disciplinary action to the council of the College of Teachers, giving reasons, and must send a copy of the report to the member of the College of Teachers or person holding the certificate or letter of permission.
(2) If a member of the College of Teachers or a person holding a certificate of qualification or letter of permission issued under the Teaching Profession Act resigns from employment with an authority, the authority must without delay report the circumstances of the resignation to the council of the College of Teachers, if the authority considers that it is in the public interest to do so, and must send a copy of the report to the member of the College of Teachers or person holding the certificate or letter of permission.
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