Professional Conduct Blog

Consultation on revising BC’s Health Professions Act

In November 2019, the Steering Committee on Modernization of Health Professional Regulation released its consultation paper, “Modernizing the provincial health profession regulatory framework: A paper for consultation” (here). Here is a summary of the proposed changes on which the Steering…

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Direct services or unauthorized practice?

Internet-based or mail-order medical products are testing out their jurisdiction in Canada. Most recently, Nashville-based SmileDirectClub recently filed a lawsuit against the Manitoba Dental Association (MDA), on August 14, 2019. According to various news reports, SmileDirectClub, LLC, and its Canadian…

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Medically-assisted dying and the role of professional regulators

As described in a recent Globe and Mail article (here), the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC (the “College”) recently dismissed a complaint against a physician, Dr. Wiebe, who provided medically-assisted dying (“MAiD”) to an elderly patient and resident…

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