Author: Julie Maciura

Time Off for Good Behaviour

When discipline proceedings are protracted, what weight should be given on sanction to the registrant behaving professionally while the proceedings are ongoing? That issue took

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Delaying Registration

There has been a recent emphasis on the need to process registration applications quickly. In Ontario, legislative timelines are imposed on regulators. The impact of

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Publishing Allegations

In recent decades there has been a shift in thinking about whether regulators should publish pending allegations of misconduct. Years ago, there was concern that

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Duty to Cooperate Immediately

The message from Ontario’s highest court to regulated professionals under investigation is to cooperate first and ask questions later. In College of Physicians and Surgeons

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Integrity Gatekeepers

Seventy pieces of Ontario legislation provide for regulators of professions and industries to scrutinize the integrity of applicants for registration or licensure. Ontario’s Divisional Court

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Frequent Flyers

How should a regulator respond when fresh concerns arise about a registrant’s conduct that are quite similar to misconduct that has already resulted in disciplinary

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Restricting Access to Registration

Most regulators require applicants for registration to be candid and accurate in their communications. Most regulators also require applicants to demonstrate some form of good

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Real and Substantial Connection

It is generally accepted that regulators have authority over the conduct of their registrants regardless of where that conduct occurs. What is less clear is

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Hot on the Heels

Legislative reform for the regulation of professions in Canada seems to be gathering pace. Some of the themes contained in British Columbia’s Health Professions and

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