Mature Minors and COVID-19 Vaccination

by Valerie Wise May 21, 2022 4 min read

The Court confirms that youth who understand the information relevant to making a decision about whether to receive the COVID-19 vaccine are capable of providing consent, and do not require parental consent for vaccination.
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Pharmacists will be able to Prescribe Medications for Minor Ailments in the New Year

by Mina Karabit May 17, 2022 2 min read

In January 2023, Ontario pharmacists will be able to prescribe medications for a specific list of minor ailments
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Seeking Early Judicial Review of ICRC Decisions

Seeking Early Judicial Review of ICRC Decisions

by Victoria Tremblett May 09, 2022 4 min read

Applications for judicial review of College decisions should only be brought after the conclusion of all administrative proceedings, and after all administrative remedies have been exhausted.
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The Limits on the Prohibition of the Use of Information and Records from College Proceedings in Civil Matters

The Limits on the Prohibition of the Use of Information and Records from College Proceedings in Civil Matters

by Mina Karabit April 27, 2022 6 min read

Information on a college’s public register is admissible in a civil proceeding while documents prepared for a college proceeding are not.
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Procedural Fairness Includes the Opportunity to Respond to all Issues in College Investigations

Procedural Fairness Includes the Opportunity to Respond to all Issues in College Investigations

by Victoria Tremblett April 25, 2022 3 min read

HPARB reinforces that procedural fairness includes the opportunity to respond to all issues in College investigations.
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Changes to the Rules of Civil Procedure

Changes to the Rules of Civil Procedure

by Victoria Tremblett April 21, 2022 3 min read

Changes to the Rules of Civil Procedure will make it more difficult for parties to adduce expert evidence if expert reports are filed late.
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Reviewing Applications for Registration with the College of Psychologists of Ontario

Reviewing Applications for Registration with the College of Psychologists of Ontario

by Mina Karabit April 18, 2022 7 min read

Divisional Court Clarifies that a “Recommendation” by HPARB to the Registration Committee is not an “Order”.
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The 2022 Federal Budget Aims to Strengthen Canada’s Health Care System

The 2022 Federal Budget Aims to Strengthen Canada’s Health Care System

by Mina Karabit April 11, 2022 3 min read

The 2022 federal budget brings some much-needed support for the health care system and health care professionals.
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Defending Complaints at the College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario

Defending Complaints at the College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario

by Valerie Wise April 04, 2022 3 min read

When a complaint against a dental hygienist is received by the College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario, it is first reviewed and investigated by the ICRC.  If the allegations are serious and there is some admissible evidence to prove them, they will be referred to the Discipline Committee for a hearing. 
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