Category Archives: Registration and Fitness

HPRB and Registration: Standard of Review and Adequacy of Reasons

The Health Professions Review Board has confirmed the standard of review for registration decisions is reasonableness, but subject to adequacy of reasons. Accordingly, the Review Board remitted examination results involving different assessments by three examiners back to a Registration Committee…

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Our round-up of top 2010 professional regulatory cases

1. On deference to a professional regulatory body on findings of unprofessional conduct: Salway v. Assn. of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia, 2010 BCCA 94, 3 B.C.L.R. (5th) 213 (B.C.C.A.), leave to appeal denied [2010] S.C.C.A. No. 122.…

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Bad Character: How long does it take to become good again?

With civility between lawyers being of recent concern to the Law Society of Upper Canada, the “good character” of applicants has acquired greater significance. The case of Law Society of Upper Canada v. Manilla, 2010 ONLSHP 92 involved an application…

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Applicant fitness to practice and past aberrant wrongful conduct

Professional regulatory bodies require applicants to be of good character or morally fit before admitting them into membership.   What constitutes a fit applicant for membership depends on the facts of each case.  Past wrongful conduct should be examined in light…

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HPRB Summaries: Who is an Applicant for Registration

In response to an application for a review of a registration decision, filed in response to the registration committee advising a potential applicant that he was not eligible to apply, the College of Physicians sought to have the application dismissed…

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