Professional Conduct Blog

Whether committees are bound by their own procedure manuals

The extent to which registrants may rely on processes set out in inquiry and discipline committee process or procedural manuals was addressed by the Ontario Divisional Court, where a registrant sought to challenge disciplinary processes, based on a procedure set…

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Discipline penalty prohibiting ownership and control of professional businesses

With modern-day professional businesses becoming multi-clinic based, national, or international operations, professional regulators can find themselves challenged in ordering sanctions that result in real deterrence.  Some professional regulators, while having powers to limit the practice of registrants, may not have…

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Selling professional services and products out-of-province

The jurisdiction of regulatory colleges to regulate the activities of professionals who operate in other provinces, but provide services or products in the regulator’s jurisdiction, took a twist with the recent decision of the Ontario Court of Appeal, that Ontario’s…

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