Professional Conduct Blog

You’re wrong but we won’t tell you why: oversight of citations

In 2016, the B.C. government “took back” the Real Estate Council of British Columbia, in part by populating the Council exclusively with government appointees, and in part by giving oversight powers to the Superintendent of Real Estate. The Superintendent received…

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Injunctions against unauthorized practice may reflect legal changes

An injunction against unauthorized practice that sets out specific restricted activities may be amended by the court to reflect changes in the law, based on the court’s original intention that unauthorized practitioners comply with the law as amended from time to time, rather than law that has become outdated: College of…

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Happy summer: Notable regulatory cases since March

As this spring (and now the summer) has been extremely busy, we weren’t able to keep up with our monthly blog schedule. To make that up, we’ve reviewed cases since March, and here are our notable picks. 1. Injunctions against…

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Moral or religious objections and professional obligations

The standards of health care colleges may provide that professionals who refuse to provide specific kinds of care based on moral or religious grounds “must” provide patients with effective referrals to other health-care providers. Such standards may be in the…

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