Professional Conduct Blog

Registration and mental fitness

The refusal of an application for registration on grounds of fitness by the Ontario College of Physicians and Surgeons, which refusal was confirmed by the Health Professions Appeal and Review Board (or HPARB), was also affirmed on a review of…

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Addressing complainant misuse of documents

Over the last few weeks we have explored the balancing act regulators may engage in when weighing what disclosure should be made to complainants. We first examined the general rules of disclosure and the requirements of procedural fairness (click here).…

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End of Life: Just the beginning

By Matthew Voell, our rather brilliant and fashionable summer graduate law student. The Ontario Court of Appeal recently weighed in on the law surrounding the withdrawal of mechanical life support, an issue that promises to remain front and center in…

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