Professional Conduct Blog

Registration: complaints and good character

In a previous blog entry (here) we wrote about the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench upholding a decision of the Alberta Dental Association and College to refuse registration to a BC dentist on character grounds, based on a number of…

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Letters of direction under B.C.’s Health Professions Act

The B.C. Supreme Court recently upheld the power of an inquiry committee under B.C.’s Health Professions Act to issue a non-disciplinary letter of direction (or expectation) — one that a respondent could not seek review by a court — under…

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Inquiry Committees and Inadequate Investigations

In the recent case of College of Chiropractors of British Columbia v. Health Professions Review Board, 2016 BCSC 391, the B.C. Supreme Court addressed the duties of an inquiry committee under the Health Professions Act, when a complainant asserts injury…

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