Article in the Journal of Nursing Regulation: “Major regulatory Reform Comes to Canada”

The Health Professions and Occupations Act of British Columbia is likely the most significant reform in the regulation of health professions, including nursing, ever enacted in Canada. It ends self-regulation for the health professions and creates an entirely new governance regime for regulators in this Canadian province. This act also expands the mandate of health regulators to include extensive and detailed requirements to foster cultural humility, to promote reconciliation with Indigenous peoples, and to actively address discrimination. Furthermore, it modifies the way in which regulatory activities are performed. This legislation will likely be closely monitored by nursing regulators throughout Canada. The present article highlights the more significant changes, particularly those consistent with regulatory reform initiatives elsewhere in Canada and the United Kingdom.

Complete Guide to the Regulated Health Professions Act

Whether you’re a lawyer representing a health professional, a college dealing with a concern about a practitioner, or a health professional seeking a better understanding of the Regulated Health Professions Act (RHPA), A Complete Guide to the Regulated Health Professions Act is a comprehensive body of work you can depend on. This unrivalled looseleaf is easy to follow and includes examples, illustrations, flow charts, forms, checklists, and precedents providing the big picture surrounding Ontario’s Regulated Health Professions Act. This resource provides an update of legislative provisions which include the Regulated Health Professions Statute Law Amendment Act, 2009, and the Good Government Act, 2009.

The Annotated Statutory Powers Procedure Act, Second Edition

Written for both lawyers and members of administrative tribunals, this guide provides an overview of the Act, full text of the Act with section-by-section commentary and annotation, and sample Rules of Practice. The Annotated Statutory Powers Procedure Act, Second Edition also includes a unique feature — excerpts from the published commentary of other experts on the Act, offering insightful interpretations.

Governance for Regulators: A Handbook for Board and Committee Members

Governance for Regulators is an indispensable training handbook for regulatory Board and Committee members. This guide sets out the fundamental principles of governance in seven easy-to-follow chapters. Beginning with an overview of basic governance concepts, the handbook provides information about strategic planning, selecting Board, Committee and staff members, fiduciary obligations, and the unique roles and responsibilities of each branch. Download a complimentary copy of Governance for Regulators online now.

Please note that the information contained in Governance for Regulators is intended for general information and educational purposes only. It is not legal advice.

Prosecuting and Defending Professional Regulation Cases

Prosecuting and Defending Professional Regulation Cases is an essential resource for practitioners advising or representing professionals or institutions involved in regulatory proceedings. This guide equips practitioners with the legal knowledge and profession-specific requirements and context needed to manoeuvre through the regulation process. Matters addressed include registration and licensure requirements, complaints and investigation processes, incapacity and fitness to practise investigations and proceedings, special considerations for sexual abuse cases, discipline and parallel proceedings, penalties, and reinstatement procedures.