Definitions

1. In these bylaws,

“Act” means the Health Professions Act;

“appointed board member” means a person appointed to the board under section 17(3)(b) of the Act;

“board” means the board of the college;

“board chair” means the chair of the board elected under section 11;

“board member” means an appointed board member or an elected board member;

“board vice-chair” means the vice-chair of the board elected under section 11;

‎“college” means the College of Dental Hygienists of British Columbia;

“CPEDH” means the Canadian Performance Exam in Dental Hygiene approved by the ‎registration committee, or any successor examination that is acceptable to the board;‎

 “deliver” with reference to a notice or other document, includes mail to or leave with a person, or deposit in a person’s mailbox or receptacle at the person’s residence or place of business, or transmit to the most recent electronic mail address provided to the college by a registrant for the purpose of delivery;

“dental hygiene corporation” means a health profession corporation to which a permit has been issued by the college under section 43 of the Act;

“dental hygiene professional association” means
  (a)  the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association,
  (b)  the British Columbia Dental Hygienists’ Association, or
  (c)  another health profession association as defined in section 1 of
        the Act or similar organization whose members are registrants or
        persons registered or licensed for the practice of dental hygiene
        in another jurisdiction, and whose purposes or objects include the
        promotion of the interests of its members;

“elected board member” means a person elected to the board under section 17(3)(a) of the Act or appointed to the board under section 8;

“eligible voter” means, in respect of an election for the office of an elected board member or the removal of an elected board member from office, a registrant who is eligible under section 3.2 to vote in an election for that office;

“examination” means a theoretical examination, given orally or in writing, or a practical examination, or any combination of these, approved by the board, and includes a supplemental examination;

“holding company”, in respect of a dental hygiene corporation, has the same meaning as in section 40.1 of the Act;

“in good standing” means, in respect of a registrant,

  (a)  the registration of the registrant is not suspended
         under the Act, and
  (b)  no limits or conditions are imposed on the
         registrant’s practice of dental hygiene under section
         20(2.1) or (3), 32.2, 32.3, 33, 35, 36, 37.1, 38, 39 or
         39.1 of the Act;

“NDHCE” means the National Dental Hygiene Certification Examination offered by the National Dental Hygiene Certification Board, or any successor examination that is acceptable to the board;

“private dental hygiene practice” means any business or undertaking, whether or not it is incorporated,
  (a) that provides direct client care included in the practice of
       dental hygiene to individuals on a regular or continuous basis,
       according to criteria established by the board, and
  (b) whose provision of direct client care included in the practice
       of dental hygiene is not limited to providing services on behalf
       of 
      (i) another private dental hygiene practice owned by one or
           more dental hygiene practitioner registrants or
           grandparented registrants,
     (ii)  a dental practice owned by one or more registrants of the   
            College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia, or
     (iii) another institution, facility or agency that meets criteria 
            established by the board,
and, for greater certainty, does not include the practice of an individual registrant who provides direct client care included in the practice of dental hygiene exclusively as an employee of one or more practices, institutions, facilities or agencies described in paragraph (b) (i), (ii) or (iii);

 “public representative” means a person who is not a registrant or former registrant and has no close family or business relationship with a registrant or former registrant, and includes an appointed board member;

“recognized dental hygiene degree” means
  (a) a baccalaureate degree in dental hygiene from a dental hygiene
       education program in British Columbia that is recognized by the
       board for the purpose of dental hygiene practitioner registration 
       and specified in Schedule I, or
  (b) a baccalaureate degree in dental hygiene, or the equivalent, from
        another dental hygiene education program accredited by the
        Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada or by the
        Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental
        Association, that is considered by the registration committee to
        be equivalent to a degree referred to in paragraph (a); 

“recognized dental hygiene diploma” means
  (a) a diploma in dental hygiene from a dental hygiene education 
       program in British Columbia that is recognized by the board for
       the purpose of dental hygienist registration and specified in     
       Schedule I, or

  (b) a two-year diploma in dental hygiene, or the equivalent, from 
       another dental hygiene education program accredited by the
       Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada or by the
       Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental
       Association, that is considered by the registration committee to
       be equivalent to a diploma referred to in paragraph (a);

"recognized local anaesthesia certification program” means a local anaesthesia course or program that is recognized by the board for the purpose of certification of registrants under section 5(3)(b)(ii) of the Regulation and specified in Schedule I;

“Regulation” means the Dental Hygienists Regulation, B.C. Reg. 276/2008; 

"regulations" means the regulations under the Act; 

“respondent” means a current or former registrant named in a citation under section 37 of the Act, or a dental hygiene corporation named in a notice of permit revocation hearing under section 68;

“restricted activity” means an activity specified in section 5 of the Regulation;

"special resolution” means a resolution which requires a 2/3 vote of those persons present and eligible to vote at a meeting.