Professional Conduct Blog

BC HPRB: When the HPRB may award costs against a complainant

When the Inquiry Committee of a college under BC’s Health Professions Act (the “Act”) disposes of a complaint without a citation, the complainant may apply for review by the Health Professions Review Board (the “HPRB”). When will the HPRB award…

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Challenging the Fairness of Investigations

Regulators who investigate complaints may face procedural fairness challenges to their investigative processes. The Alberta Court of Appeal has confirmed that the procedural fairness a college must provide during an investigation is at the low end of the spectrum, and…

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News and Events: Mark your calendar! Feb 27, 2014

February 27 (webinar only): Lisa C. Fong and Amy Salazyn are presenting a 1.5 hour webinar on “How to Evaluate Your Ethical Practices” hosted by the CBA Ethics and Professional Responsibility Committee. This webinar is intended to help lawyers and…

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News and Events: Mark your calendar! April 4, 2014

April 4 (live in Vancouver and by webinar): Lisa C. Fong and Angela Westmacott, QC are chairing the CLE BC Self Governing Professions course. The session presenters and topics are, Jean P. Whittow, QC and Henry C. Wood, QC: Admission…

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News and Events: 2013 Professional Regulation Conference

On November 15, 2013, 103 attendees from 23 professional regulatory organizations across Canada attended the Professional Regulation Conference.  Thank you to all attendees for making the conference a success. We look forward to seeing you all again in 2015!