Category Archives: Professional Regulation

Advertising restrictions and Charter scrutiny

Professional regulatory bodies often regulate registrants’ business practices, at least in how they advertise services and solicit clients. But regulatory bodies need to be cognizant of the Charter when they enact and enforce such restrictions. Advertising limits, for example, will…

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Registration: Insight into past misconduct and good character

Most if not all self-regulated professions require members to have good character. Applicants need not be free of mistakes, but if they have acted egregiously, a committee may scrutinize their character. An applicant who commits a crime or engages in…

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2012 Professional Regulatory Round-Up

Since professional regulatory bodies are creatures of statute, one might mistakenly think that all their duties are expressed within the four corners of their enabling statutes. 2012 was, however, a year when courts emphasized in various contexts the need for…

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