Category Archives: Inquiry and Investigations

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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Professional regulatory documents and their use in civil actions

Professional regulatory statutes often contain confidentiality provisions that make records or other documents used by regulators during investigation and disciplinary processes, e.g., documents relating to complainants or other patients, non-compellable during civil proceedings. For example, section 53 of BC’s Health…

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