Category Archives: Discipline

Proof of professional standards

Where professional misconduct is at issue, a hearing panel may need to determine the applicable standards of practice of the profession. Often, the standards are expressly set out in a regulator’s bylaws, standards or code of ethics. Where, however, a…

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Adequacy of reasons and credibility

Where a hearing panel assesses the credibility of an applicant’s account of events, the panel may not need to set out a detailed credibility analysis if it demonstrates that it grappled with the substance of the credibility issue. This principle…

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Adequacy of reasons and conflicting evidence

Disciplinary hearing panels often face conflicts in the evidence before them, such as where a registrant denies the conduct that a complainant says occurred. The case law demonstrates that a hearing panel need not address every conflict in the evidence.…

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2013 Conference – Frequently Asked Questions

Professional Regulation Conference: Vancouver Convention Centre, November 15, 2013 Frequently Asked Questions About the Conference Q: I am a regulator from another province and different legislation applies to me. Will the conference deal with topics in a way that takes…

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