Professional Conduct Blog

Tribunal jurisdiction to award costs in discipline proceedings

Hearings are expensive processes for all parties. Respondents of course bear the expense of legal fees associated with their defence. Regulatory bodies wear two hats and therefore bear the double-whammy of both prosecution expenses, and tribunal expenses in the form…

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The power to discipline former registrants

In 1987, BC courts found that a regulatory body could not discipline a former member where its enabling statute (there the Psychologists Act, R.S.B.C. 1979, c.342) did not provide for an express power over former members: “If this extraordinary power…

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