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A blog on professional regulatory law in British Columbia, with a focus on health professions.

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  • CBA Health Law Presentation

    On October 23, 2019, Lisa C. Fong and Lauren Riva presented to the CBABC Health Law section on a two-year review of health law issues in Canada. This is the substance of the presentation The biggest challenge in preparing this presentation was the large number of prominent health law topics that occ … Read more »

  • Canadian Network of Agencies for Regulation (CNAR) 2019

    CNAR held its 2019 conference in Quebec on October 28-30, 2019. Lisa C. Fong gave a presentation as part of the “Hot Trends in Professional Regulation” session, on the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). Here is her presentation, with updates below on the recent … Read more »

  • The independence of decision-makers when they consult with other tribunal members

    If a tribunal decision was apparently revised by someone with authority over the decision-maker, does such “interference” create a reasonable apprehension that the decision-maker was overridden, and lacks independence? This was the question before the Ontario Court of Appeal in Shuttleworth v. Ontar … Read more »

  • Reserved titles and freedom of expression

    The constitutionality of the reserved title regime under the B.C. Health Professions Act recently has come into question, after a justice of the B.C. Supreme Court held that s. 12.1(1) of the HPA unjustifiably infringes freedom of expression. Section 12.1(1) prevents any person, other than a registr … Read more »

  • RECBC to integrate with the new BC Financial Services Authority

    On November 1, 2019, a new Crown agency, the BC Financial Services Authority (BCFSA), replaced the Financial Institutions Commission (FICOM) as BC’s financial sector regulator (for credit unions, insurance companies, trust companies, mortgage brokers, and pension plans). Additionally, government int … Read more »