Regulation 1093 under the Veterinarians Act permits the issuance of restricted licences. A restricted licence is defined as:
“a licence with conditions or limitations imposed by a committee”
A restricted licence may be requested by an applicant when an applicant does not meet any or all of the requirements for a general licence.
An application for a restricted licence is reviewed by the Registration Committee and is assessed on its own merits. In order for a review to be completed, the College must be in receipt of:
an application for licensure and payment of the application fee, and
a letter addressed to the Registration Committee outlining the request for a restricted licence and the reasons why the request should be granted.
If applicable, additional documentation may also be submitted:
a current resume detailing the applicant’s experience in veterinary medicine to date,
letters or employment support forms confirming the applicant’s employment and providing details of relevant duties and hours, and
The Committee reviews each application and all material received to determine if it will issue a restricted licence inclusive of any terms, conditions and/or limitations. Each decision is unique and made based on the merits of the application.
Terms, conditions and limitations are defined as follows:
Term – a specified length of time that the licence is active.
Condition – a requirement that must be met in order to practise (e.g. a course to be completed, level of supervision)
Limitation – a restriction that often implies avoiding certain actions (e.g. a limitation on practise scope or employment location)
The Committee issues a decision, inclusive of any terms, conditions and/or limitations, with its reasons. A decision of the Committee is appealable to Health Professions Appeal and Review Board.
(approved by the Registration Committee ‐ May 2014)