Category Archives: Inquiry and Investigations

2016 Professional Regulation Roundup

The year 2016 involved outcomes to many of the outstanding regulatory issues that we flagged in our 2015 professional regulatory law roundup, especially those which addressed what constitutes the “public interest” that regulatory bodies serve. Most notably, appellate-level courts addressed…

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Disciplining registrants for failing to respond to complaints

While enabling statutes of professional regulatory bodies may not require that respondents respond to complaints, particular regulators may enact standards that require their registrants to cooperate during investigations. The Ontario Court of Appeal confirmed such a standard in Reid v.…

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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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