Category Archives: Administrative Law

Registration: complaints and good character

In a previous blog entry (here) we wrote about the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench upholding a decision of the Alberta Dental Association and College to refuse registration to a BC dentist on character grounds, based on a number of…

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Letters of direction under B.C.’s Health Professions Act

The B.C. Supreme Court recently upheld the power of an inquiry committee under B.C.’s Health Professions Act to issue a non-disciplinary letter of direction (or expectation) — one that a respondent could not seek review by a court — under…

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2015 professional regulation roundup

Human rights: In October 2015, the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal found discriminatory conduct by the B.C. Veterinary Medical Association (the “BCVMA”), which is now the College of Veterinarians of B.C. (the “College”). The tribunal held that the BCVMA discriminated against…

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Sexual misconduct and interim action

The manner in which a screening or investigation committee may decide to take interim action to protect the public from risks, while investigating a complaint, came under sharp focus in a recent case that the B.C. Court of Appeal will…

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