Category Archives: Administrative Law

Sexual misconduct and interim action

The manner in which a screening or investigation committee may decide to take interim action to protect the public from risks, while investigating a complaint, came under sharp focus in a recent case that the B.C. Court of Appeal will…

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Proof of misconduct through proof of criminal conviction

In the last few months, we have been looking at discipline committee decisions, to highlight how some panels have grappled with common hearing issues. This month we look at how discipline panels may find professional misconduct solely through proof of…

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The constitutionality of mandatory revocation for sexual abuse

In Ontario, a health professional who commits “sexual abuse” in certain specific ways, such as through sexual intercourse, must have his licence to practice revoked, and is not eligible to reapply for five years, under the Health Professions Procedural Code.…

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Specific discipline hearing issues: ungovernable registrants

In September, we began to look at recent discipline committee decisions, to highlight how some panels have grappled with common hearing issues. This month, we continue by looking at decisions (here) published in August 2015 by the College of Optometrists…

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