Professional Conduct Blog

The price of deference: inconsistency is OK

The BC Supreme Court recently found that the Health Professions Review Board improperly failed to defer to an interpretation of the Health Professions Act by a college under that statute, where its Inquiry Committee dismissed a complaint about what appeared…

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Sobeys West: When professional regulatory bylaws are “unreasonable”

The BC Supreme Court has decided that the College of Pharmacists of British Columbia exceeded its bylaw-making power by unreasonably prohibiting pharmacists from participating in programs that provide incentives for patients to fill prescriptions at their pharmacies, in Sobeys West…

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Problems that invalidate discipline decisions

As citations serve the purpose of formally notifying registrants about issues that may lead to regulatory penalties or other measures, a discipline committee may be unable to find that the registrant failed to comply with standards in a way not…

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