Regulation Pro Blog

Welcome to the Regulation Pro Blog. SML’s blog contains brief discussions of court decisions and other developments in professional regulation, with one or two new posts per week. Explore our catalogue below or on CanLII.

Please note that the information contained in Regulation Pro is not intended to be legal advice and is not intended to be acted upon. The information contained herein is intended for general information and educational purposes only.

The Business Did It

Business structures for registrants are quickly evolving in many sectors. Accountability for registrants is sometimes disputed where only the individuals, and not the business entities

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A Suspension Is a Suspension

Ontario’s Divisional Court has upheld a finding that a registrant engaged in professional misconduct by trying to circumvent the impact of a suspension. In Casella

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Couldn’t Disagree More

Can a regulator make a finding of professional misconduct against a registrant based largely on the evidence of a witness who has a strong motivation

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Competence is Not a Defence

It is not a defence to an allegation of illegal practice that one provides excellent services. In College of Dental Technologists v. Ahmed, 2024 ONSC

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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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From Whose Perspective?

As the saying goes, perspective is everything. What lens should a regulator use when assessing whether a school play presented to Grade 8 students about

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When is a Complaint Serious?

Most bodies that screen complaints use a variation of a two-part test in determining whether a discipline hearing is indicated: Is the complaint serious enough

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