Professional Conduct Blog

Can respondents act as their own experts?

Respondents in discipline hearings may sometimes attempt to act given their own “expert” evidence about the professional standards that apply to them. This does not mean, however, that hearing panels need accept them as experts, whatever their experience. While administrative…

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May remedial penalties be endless?

When a discipline hearing panel finds that a respondent must undergo remedial steps, but does not know what steps may be adequate to achieve the results it desires, a panel may feel inclined to reserve some discretion to make further…

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Registration: good character and past complaints

A regulatory body may, when looking into an applicant’s good character, look at alleged conduct resulting in complaints, even if those complaints have not progressed beyond informal resolutions. On this basis the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench upheld as reasonable…

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