Category Archives: Registration and Fitness

HPRB hearings: oral versus written hearings

The need for an oral hearing before the Health Professions Review Board (the “HPRB”), where requested by an applicant, was recently confirmed by the HPRB in a recent decision: No. 2011-HPA-0009(a). In that matter, an applicant seeking registration with the…

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The power to discipline former registrants

In 1987, BC courts found that a regulatory body could not discipline a former member where its enabling statute (there the Psychologists Act, R.S.B.C. 1979, c.342) did not provide for an express power over former members: “If this extraordinary power…

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