Professional Conduct Blog

2012 Health Law Case Roundup

Health law cases in 2012 can be characterized by a number of significant cases addressing both the beginning and the end of life. Perhaps the most important case in 2012 is the court revisiting the prohibition on physician-assisted suicide being…

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Labour mobility and equivalent registration classes

To obtain a certificate of registration through interprovincial mobility provisions, an applicant must have an equivalent licence in another jurisdiction, and be deemed fit to practice. The Ontario HPARB decided an “inactive” license in Saskatchewan was not equivalent to a…

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Advertising restrictions and Charter scrutiny

Professional regulatory bodies often regulate registrants’ business practices, at least in how they advertise services and solicit clients. But regulatory bodies need to be cognizant of the Charter when they enact and enforce such restrictions. Advertising limits, for example, will…

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