The Inquiry Committee is appointed by Council in accordance with Section 52 of The Medical Act. The Committee consists of a Councillor who serves as Chair of the Committee and other members of the College, former members of the College, public representatives or other persons as are appointed by Council from time to time. At least one third of the persons appointed to the Inquiry Committee must be public representatives.
From time to time, matters are referred to the Inquiry Committee by the Investigation Committee pursuant to subsection 47(1) of The Medical Act. When a matter is referred to the Inquiry Committee, the Chair of that Committee selects a panel from among the members of the Inquiry Committee to hold a hearing. Panels are composed of at least three members, at least one of whom must be a public representative.