1.01 In this By-Law, and in any other By-Law of the CRTO, unless otherwise defined or required by the context of the specific provision, the following words and phrases shall have the meanings set out below:
Act The Respiratory Therapy Act, 1991, as amended from time to time and the regulations made under it
Appointed Officer
An employee of the CRTO appointed by the Council, or the Executive Committee, as an officer
Chair The person designated to preside over meetings of statutory or non-statutory Committees or panels of the CRTO; includes Vice-Chair who is the alternate designate
Code The Health Professions Procedural Code, being Schedule 2 of the Regulated Health Professions Act
Committee A Committee of the CRTO and includes statutory committees established under section 10 of the Code, non-statutory committees, task forces, a Panel of a committee and any other committees established by the Council under these By-Laws
Council The board of directors of the CRTO, responsible for managing and administering its affairs in accordance with the Code
Council Member A member of Council elected or appointed in accordance with the Regulated Health Professions Act and/or the Act and/or this By-Law
CRTO The acronym for the College of Respiratory Therapists of Ontario
Duly Constituted A meeting in accordance with the required procedure where quorum is met pursuant to the By-Laws
Ex-Officio By virtue of one’s office, e.g., the Registrar is an ex-officio member of CRTO committees by virtue of their office as Registrar and Chief Executive Officer.  In their capacity as an ex-officio member of a Committee the Registrar has the right, but not the obligation, to attend Committee meetings, other than some aspects of hearings.  However, they are not entitled to make a motion or vote, and is not counted when determining if a quorum is present
In-Camera In accordance with section 7 of the Code, meetings of Council are open to the public. The Code provides for specific occasions when the Council may exclude the public from a meeting. When the Council excludes the public from a meeting or part of a meeting, it will go in-camera (conduct a private meeting)
Member Unless further defined, or the context indicates otherwise, is an individual who holds a certificate of registration with the CRTO (General, Graduate, Limited, Inactive).
Officer of the CRTO Includes the President, the Vice-President, the Registrar or an appointed officer
Panel A sub-group of a Committee of the CRTO
Policies and Procedures The documented processes or courses of action undertaken by the CRTO in response to recurring issues
Presiding Officer The person who chairs a meeting of Council or a Committee
Proceeding Any action or process undertaken related to the investigation, hearing or restriction (i.e., terms, conditions and limitations (TCLs) or suspension of a certificate of registration) of a Member’s practice
Profession The profession of Respiratory Care or Respiratory Therapy
Professional Committee Appointee A Member of the CRTO who is not a member of the Council, and who has been appointed by the Registrar to the pool available to serve on committees (but not on Council).
Public Committee Appointees A person who is not a Member of the CRTO, and who has been appointed by the Registrar to the pool available to sit on a committee (but not on Council).
Professional Council Member A member elected to the Council in accordance with the by-laws and includes a member elected in a by-election or appointed to fill a vacancy
Public Council Member
A person, who is not a Member of the CRTO, and who is appointed to the Council by the Lieutenant Governor in Council
Registrar Person hired by the Council to act as Chief Executive Officer for the CRTO as required by the Code and as described in By-Law 1: General CRTO Administration, Article 4; includes a person appointed as Acting Registrar by the Council during a vacancy in the office of the Registrar or during the disability or prolonged absence of the Registrar
Regular Meeting A meeting of the Council to which Article 4.01(a) of this By-Law refers
Respiratory Therapist A Member of the CRTO
Respiratory Therapy As defined in the Act as the providing of oxygen therapy, cardio-respiratory equipment monitoring and the assessment and treatment of cardio-respiratory and associated disorders to maintain or restore ventilation; includes the practice of Respiratory Care
RHPA The Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991, as amended from time to time and includes the Code
Sitting Council Member An appointed or elected member of the CRTO Council
Special Meeting A meeting of the Council to which Article 4.01(b) of this By-Law refers