Professional Conduct Blog

Law criminalizing physician-assisted suicide is unconstitutional

In a lengthy but well-crafted judgment, the BC Supreme Court found that criminal laws preventing physicians from aiding or abetting persons to commit suicide were unconstitutional, as these provisions absolutely preventing patient access to physician-assisted death violated the s.7 and…

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A little employment law for regulators

Regulatory bodies do more than simply regulate the activities of their members; they are also corporate bodies that may employ staff, enter into contracts, acquire and dispose of property, and otherwise engage in activities that involve legal considerations. In the…

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FOI and the Serial and Repetitive Requester

One challenge experienced by public bodies with FOIPPA requests is the person who, over a short period of time, makes a large number of serial requests, many of a repetitive nature, with the cumulative effect of the requests involving a…

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Registration and Substantial Equivalence: Inadequate Reasons

Many registration committees must exercise their discretion to assess substantial equivalence when considering aspects of an application for registration made by foreign applicants. In doing so, if committees reject applicants on the basis of a failure to meet substantially equivalent…

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