Category Archives: Health Professions Review Board

Inquiry Committees and Inadequate Investigations

In the recent case of College of Chiropractors of British Columbia v. Health Professions Review Board, 2016 BCSC 391, the B.C. Supreme Court addressed the duties of an inquiry committee under the Health Professions Act, when a complainant asserts injury…

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Blog: 2014 professional regulation round-up

While principles of administrative law continue to evolve – perhaps more in this last decade than in previous years – much of the developing law of professional regulation involves basic principles being used to flesh-out new, or at least previous-unexplored,…

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HPRB deference on adequacy of investigations

At the start of 2014, we blogged here about a decision of the B.C. Supreme Court that B.C.’s Health Professions Review Board (the “HPRB”) must, when reviewing the adequacy of an investigation, grant deference to a registrar who conducts an…

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The price of deference: inconsistency is OK

The BC Supreme Court recently found that the Health Professions Review Board improperly failed to defer to an interpretation of the Health Professions Act by a college under that statute, where its Inquiry Committee dismissed a complaint about what appeared…

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Regulatory blackjack: 21 cases in professional regulation

Use of titles: Ontario’s Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 prohibits traditional Chinese medical practitioners from using the title “doctor” until a regulation enacted under the Traditional Chinese Medicine Act prescribes its use. A Registration Regulation of the College that did not…

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