Professional Conduct Blog

Canada’s anti-spam law for self-regulating professions

Canada’s new anti-spam legislation* goes into effect July 1, 2014. You can find it here. You can also find the government’s website, which includes some FAQs, here. The Act creates consent requirements for commercial electronic communications that professionals should know…

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News and Events: Mark you calendar! Sept 11-13, 2014

Sept 11-13, 2014: On September 11, Lisa C. Fong and Joelle Berry of the College of Massage Therapists of BC are presenting at the Council on Licensure, Enforcement & Regulation (CLEAR) conference in New Orleans, USA. Their presentation is Dealing…

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2013 professional regulatory round-up

Here are some key Canadian cases and trends from 2013  relating to professional regulation. 1. Adequacy of reasons: In 2013, courts continued to look at how decision-makers must show in their written reasons that they remain impartial, and have grappled…

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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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