Category Archives: Registration and Fitness

Registration and mental fitness

The refusal of an application for registration on grounds of fitness by the Ontario College of Physicians and Surgeons, which refusal was confirmed by the Health Professions Appeal and Review Board (or HPARB), was also affirmed on a review of…

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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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