Category Archives: Discipline

Suspensions: Being a registrant means practicing as a registrant

A regulatory body may suspend a registrant, only to have that registrant attempt to carry on some aspect of “practice” that non-registrants may carry out, purportedly as a non-registrant. May a regulatory body prevent suspended registrants from carrying out activities…

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Letters of direction under B.C.’s Health Professions Act

The B.C. Supreme Court recently upheld the power of an inquiry committee under B.C.’s Health Professions Act to issue a non-disciplinary letter of direction (or expectation) — one that a respondent could not seek review by a court — under…

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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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