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.

One Appeal or Two?

Many discipline panels conduct their hearings in two parts. The first deals with the merits of the allegations (also known as the “finding” stage). If

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Integrity Testing

A constable “was assigned to maintain the perimeter security at a crime scene. He entered the crime scene, leaving its perimeter insecure, and took $300

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Void for Vagueness

Law has many pithy expressions that refer to complex legal concepts. For example, the phrase “intrusion upon seclusion” refers to the tort of invading someone’s

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Beware of Expedited Processes

Regulators, understandably, wish to avoid the legal complexity and expense of discipline hearings whenever possible. For example, many regulators can administratively suspend or revoke the

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Soft Complaints

A report commissioned by the British Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, entitled Critical Review of the Formal Complaints Process, contains a number of innovative

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Delay Duties

What duty does a discipline panel have when there is a lengthy delay before the concerns come for a hearing? In Burgener v Law Society

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