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College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario
The College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario regulates the practice of dental hygiene in the interest of the overall health and safety of the public of Ontario.

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(Excerpt from CDHO Bylaw No. 5)

3.1     Eligibility Criteria for Council and Non-Council Members

A Registrant is eligible for election as an Elected Member, selection as an Academic Member or appointment as a Non-Council Member if the following criteria are met:

  • The Registrant holds a certificate of registration;

  • For the purposes of election as an Elected Member, the Registrant is principally engaged in the practice of dental hygiene in the electoral district for which he or she has been nominated or, if the Registrant is not engaged in the practice of dental hygiene, the Registrant principally resides in the electoral district for which he or she has been nominated;

  • For the purposes of selection as an Academic Member, the Registrant is Faculty;

  • For the purposes of appointment as a Non-Council Member, the Registrant is engaged in the practice of dental hygiene in Ontario or, if the Registrant is not engaged in the practice of dental hygiene, the Registrant resides in Ontario;

  • The Registrant is not in default of any fees made under the Act or this bylaw;

  • The Registrant is not in default of any requirement to provide information to the College made under the Act or this bylaw;

  • The Registrant is not the subject of any disciplinary or incapacity proceeding;

  • A period of at least six years has elapsed since the Registrant complied with all aspects of an order of the Discipline Committee;

  • The Registrant’s certificate of registration is currently not subject to a term, condition or limitation imposed by the Quality Assurance Committee or the Fitness to Practise Committee;

  • The Registrant has not, within the last three years, been found guilty of an offence under the Criminal Code (Canada) or any other criminal offence in any jurisdiction, and a period of at least three years has elapsed since the Registrant fully complied with any penalty imposed as a result of that finding;

  • A period of at least one year has passed since the Registrant has been an officer, director or employee of any Professional Advocacy Association; (For greater certainty, nothing in this Article shall prevent a Registrant who serves on an association or organization to which he or she has been appointed by Council as a representative of the College, from running for election to Council.);

  • The Registrant is not an employee of the College and has not been an employee for at least one year;

  • Council has not disqualified the Registrant from sitting on Council or serving as a Non-Council Member during the three years before the date of the election, selection or appointment;

  • The Registrant is not a member of the Council of any other College created or governed under the Act;

  • The Registrant is not a candidate for election in another electoral district;

  • The Registrant has not initiated, joined, continued or materially contributed to a legal proceeding against the College or any Committee or representative of the College within one year from the deadline for the receipt of nominations; and

  • The Registrant does not have a conflict of interest to serve as a member of Council or has agreed to remove any such conflict of interest before taking office.