Category Archives: Inquiry and Investigations

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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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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