Category Archives: Health Professions Review Board

2018 regulatory round-up

In 2018, courts addressed the boundaries of professional regulatory bodies to act in the public interest. First, courts examined limits on the powers of regulatory bodies, involving both registrants and non-registrants, relating to fundamental freedoms of religion and speech. Second, courts…

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HPRB reviews: no slicing and dicing of deference

The B.C. Supreme Court recently confirmed that the Health Professions Review Board must afford deference to registrars and inquiry committees, when reviewing for adequacy of investigation, and that more specifically, the Review Board may not apply different degrees of deference,…

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Inquiry Committees and Inadequate Investigations

In the recent case of College of Chiropractors of British Columbia v. Health Professions Review Board, 2016 BCSC 391, the B.C. Supreme Court addressed the duties of an inquiry committee under the Health Professions Act, when a complainant asserts injury…

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Blog: 2014 professional regulation round-up

While principles of administrative law continue to evolve – perhaps more in this last decade than in previous years – much of the developing law of professional regulation involves basic principles being used to flesh-out new, or at least previous-unexplored,…

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