Category Archives: Administrative Law

HPRB deference on adequacy of investigations

At the start of 2014, we blogged here about a decision of the B.C. Supreme Court that B.C.’s Health Professions Review Board (the “HPRB”) must, when reviewing the adequacy of an investigation, grant deference to a registrar who conducts an…

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Professional regulatory bodies and malicious prosecution

Claims of malicious prosecution seem inevitable for professional regulatory bodies, despite the difficulties that such claims present for claimants. A claimant must not only defeat the case for misconduct during a discipline proceeding, but also show both an absence of…

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The price of deference: inconsistency is OK

The BC Supreme Court recently found that the Health Professions Review Board improperly failed to defer to an interpretation of the Health Professions Act by a college under that statute, where its Inquiry Committee dismissed a complaint about what appeared…

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