Professional Regulation

Doctors, nurses, teachers and lawyers are a few examples of professionals who are governed by regulatory bodies that impose rules and bylaws that must be followed by their profession. Any rule-breaking can result in the person facing disciplinary sanctions that could impact whether or not they are allowed to continue working in that field.

What is a Licensing Body?

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Regulatory Organizations and Licensing Bodies – sometimes known as Colleges, oversee and govern many professionals and their conduct. These organizations have the ability to investigate and discipline regulated professionals where appropriate.

What is a Professional Disciplinary Proceeding?

Sometimes a complaint made to a Professional College against a professional can trigger an investigation and a subsequent disciplinary proceeding against the professional in question. If a finding of professional misconduct is made, licensing bodies generally have the power to institute various forms of punishment including, but not limited to: remedial work, fines, suspension and even revocation of the professional’s licence to practice. Disciplinary proceedings before a regulatory tribunal are extremely serious and can be very stressful to the professional facing the allegations. Because these kinds of proceedings can disrupt, suspend or terminate a professional’s license to practice their profession, they must be handled with care and fastidious attention to detail.

Caramanna, Friedberg LLP represents regulated professionals before their Colleges with passionate advocacy and nuanced sensitivity. We represent a broad spectrum of professionals from the start of any investigation through any discipline hearing before a College’s Tribunal including Nurses, Pharmacists, Registered Massage Therapists, Land Surveyors and Lawyers, to a name a few.

To protect yourself, your career and your livelihood, we will work with you to ensure your rights are vigorously defended.

Contact us today at 416- 924-5969 to learn how we can help defend your professional rights.

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