Professional Conduct Blog

Checking in on your knowledge of the public interest

Whether you are a member of a self-regulating profession or a staff member from a regulatory body overseeing such a profession, you will likely have heard the phrase on more than one occasion that “self-regulation is a privilege and not…

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Available for Viewing: Our Webinars on Privacy and Confidentiality

On June 7th, 2012, 110 people from twenty professional regulatory organizations in B.C., Alberta, Manitoba, and the Yukon logged into our 2012 Professional Regulation Webinar on Privacy and Confidentiality, presented by Ng Ariss Fong (Vancouver) and Lovett & Westmacott (Victoria).…

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Privacy and FIPPA: Sharing Information Between Regulators

On June 7, 2012, Lisa Fong of Ng Ariss Fong co-presented a Webinar on Privacy and Confidentiality with Angela Westmacott of Victoria-based law firm Lovett Westmacott. During the question-and-answer period, Lisa and Angie received numerous written questions from participants, only…

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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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