Category Archives: Inquiry and Investigations

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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Medically-assisted dying and the role of professional regulators

As described in a recent Globe and Mail article (here), the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC (the “College”) recently dismissed a complaint against a physician, Dr. Wiebe, who provided medically-assisted dying (“MAiD”) to an elderly patient and resident…

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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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