Category Archives: Administrative Law

Reserved titles and freedom of expression

The constitutionality of the reserved title regime under the B.C. Health Professions Act recently has come into question, after a justice of the B.C. Supreme Court held that s. 12.1(1) of the HPA unjustifiably infringes freedom of expression. Section 12.1(1) prevents any…

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Consultation on revising BC’s Health Professions Act

In November 2019, the Steering Committee on Modernization of Health Professional Regulation released its consultation paper, “Modernizing the provincial health profession regulatory framework: A paper for consultation” (here). Here is a summary of the proposed changes on which the Steering…

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Direct services or unauthorized practice?

Internet-based or mail-order medical products are testing out their jurisdiction in Canada. Most recently, Nashville-based SmileDirectClub recently filed a lawsuit against the Manitoba Dental Association (MDA), on August 14, 2019. According to various news reports, SmileDirectClub, LLC, and its Canadian…

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