Professional Conduct Blog

Save Nov. 16, 2016 for our professional regulation conference

Ng Ariss Fong and Lovett & Westmacott will hold their third bi-annual Professional Regulation Conference on November 16, 2016 at the Vancouver Convention Centre. The agenda and registration will be available in mid-March, through our email newsletter, and published on…

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2015 professional regulation roundup

Human rights: In October 2015, the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal found discriminatory conduct by the B.C. Veterinary Medical Association (the “BCVMA”), which is now the College of Veterinarians of B.C. (the “College”). The tribunal held that the BCVMA discriminated against…

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2015 health law roundup

2015 saw a plethora of significant developments in health law and policy. From these developments, we selected four key issues: 1.      Physician-assisted death; 2.      Privacy and health records; 3.      Use of experts in medical malpractice; and 4.      Prime Minister Trudeau’s…

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Sexual misconduct and interim action

The manner in which a screening or investigation committee may decide to take interim action to protect the public from risks, while investigating a complaint, came under sharp focus in a recent case that the B.C. Court of Appeal will…

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Proof of misconduct through proof of criminal conviction

In the last few months, we have been looking at discipline committee decisions, to highlight how some panels have grappled with common hearing issues. This month we look at how discipline panels may find professional misconduct solely through proof of…

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