Professional Conduct Blog

Settlement privilege applies to reviews before the HPRB

When inquiry committees negotiate consent or undertaking agreements to resolve complaint matters consensually (under Health Professions Act ss. 33(6)(c) and 36(1)), they may exchange “without prejudice” letters with registrants to discuss terms. In 2009, the Review Board seemingly eliminated “settlement…

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2018 Fall Compendium

The fall was way too busy for us to keep up with our blog, so here is a fall compendium to make up for it. 1. An investigation committee may issue “letters of guidance” (Manitoba): The investigation committee of a…

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#MeToo

We recently attended CNAR 2018 which included a session on the implications of the #MeToo  movement for professional regulators. The room was packed with attendees with some people having to stand.  The session began with the presenters asking how many…

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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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