Professional Conduct Blog

Selling professional services and products out-of-province

The jurisdiction of regulatory colleges to regulate the activities of professionals who operate in other provinces, but provide services or products in the regulator’s jurisdiction, took a twist with the recent decision of the Ontario Court of Appeal, that Ontario’s…

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No separate civil claims of investigation and complaint dispositions

Complainants who file complaints with colleges against health professionals, and have their complaints dismissed, sometimes choose not to proceed with the Health Professions Review Board and instead commence civil action against the college and the health professional. The exclusive jurisdiction…

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2018 regulatory round-up

In 2018, courts addressed the boundaries of professional regulatory bodies to act in the public interest. First, courts examined limits on the powers of regulatory bodies, involving both registrants and non-registrants, relating to fundamental freedoms of religion and speech. Second, courts…

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