Category Archives: Inquiry and Investigations

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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News and Events: Mark you calendar! Sept 11-13, 2014

Sept 11-13, 2014: On September 11, Lisa C. Fong and Joelle Berry of the College of Massage Therapists of BC are presenting at the Council on Licensure, Enforcement & Regulation (CLEAR) conference in New Orleans, USA. Their presentation is Dealing…

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2013 professional regulatory round-up

Here are some key Canadian cases and trends from 2013  relating to professional regulation. 1. Adequacy of reasons: In 2013, courts continued to look at how decision-makers must show in their written reasons that they remain impartial, and have grappled…

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Challenging the Fairness of Investigations

Regulators who investigate complaints may face procedural fairness challenges to their investigative processes. The Alberta Court of Appeal has confirmed that the procedural fairness a college must provide during an investigation is at the low end of the spectrum, and…

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