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.

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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Cooperating with the Police

The subject of when regulators should cooperate with police investigations raises complex policy and legal issues. On a policy level, regulators can be criticized for

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Rescinding Registration

Can a regulator rescind a person’s licence once it has been issued? This complex question received a partial answer in Amendola v. Law Society of

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