Professional Conduct Blog

Canadian Network of Agencies for Regulation (CNAR) 2019

CNAR held its 2019 conference in Quebec on October 28-30, 2019. Lisa C. Fong gave a presentation as part of the “Hot Trends in Professional Regulation” session, on the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). Here…

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Reserved titles and freedom of expression

The constitutionality of the reserved title regime under the B.C. Health Professions Act recently has come into question, after a justice of the B.C. Supreme Court held that s. 12.1(1) of the HPA unjustifiably infringes freedom of expression. Section 12.1(1) prevents any…

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RECBC to integrate with the new BC Financial Services Authority

On November 1, 2019, a new Crown agency, the BC Financial Services Authority (BCFSA), replaced the Financial Institutions Commission (FICOM) as BC’s financial sector regulator (for credit unions, insurance companies, trust companies, mortgage brokers, and pension plans). Additionally, government intends…

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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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