Category Archives: Discipline

Whether committees are bound by their own procedure manuals

The extent to which registrants may rely on processes set out in inquiry and discipline committee process or procedural manuals was addressed by the Ontario Divisional Court, where a registrant sought to challenge disciplinary processes, based on a procedure set…

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Discipline penalty prohibiting ownership and control of professional businesses

With modern-day professional businesses becoming multi-clinic based, national, or international operations, professional regulators can find themselves challenged in ordering sanctions that result in real deterrence.  Some professional regulators, while having powers to limit the practice of registrants, may not have…

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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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2018 Fall Compendium

The fall was way too busy for us to keep up with our blog, so here is a fall compendium to make up for it. 1. An investigation committee may issue “letters of guidance” (Manitoba): The investigation committee of a…

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#MeToo

We recently attended CNAR 2018 which included a session on the implications of the #MeToo  movement for professional regulators. The room was packed with attendees with some people having to stand.  The session began with the presenters asking how many…

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