Category Archives: Discipline

CBA Health Law Presentation

On October 23, 2019, Lisa C. Fong and Lauren Riva presented to the CBABC Health Law section on a two-year review of health law issues in Canada. This is the substance of the presentation The biggest challenge in preparing this…

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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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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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