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

Recent Posts

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  • The constitutionality of reserved titles under B.C.’s Health Professions Act

    The Court of Appeal recently upheld the constitutionality of reserved professional titles under B.C.’s Health Professions Act (“HPA”), and set aside a lower-court decision finding that the regime unjustifiably infringed freedom of expression (2019 BCSC 1670) in College of Midwives of British Columbi … Read more »

  • A potential lack of court defence about professional standards, during “appeals”

    When the Supreme Court of Canada decided in Vavilov that “appellate standards” apply to all statutory “appeals” from tribunal decisions (unless the legislature stipulates otherwise), this changed the standard of review courts must apply to disciplinary appeals under s. 40 of B.C.’s Health Profession … Read more »

  • Vavilov and our 2019 Professional Regulation Round-up

    Here is a quick recap of significant developments in professional regulation in 2019, starting with the “big bang” that occurred at the end of the year with Supreme Court of Canada’s decision in Vavilov. 1.0 A new framework for “standard of review” under Vavilov In December 2019, the Supreme Court o … Read more »

  • 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 »