Most healthcare professionals in Canada are self-regulated under “colleges” mandated by provincial legislation to regulate membership activities and protect public interest.
Colleges create standards of practice and ensure those standards are met by conducting investigations into complaints they receive about member activity and, where warranted, commencing disciplinary proceedings against members.
Our work with colleges includes drafting regulations and standards of practice, promotion of inter-professional collaboration, changes to scopes of practice and balancing risk mitigation and patient safety with the reputation of dedicated professionals and standards of professional integrity.
Other issues we help with involve disciplinary complaints, registration, controlled acts, conflicts of interest and medical delegation.
Fasken acts for publicly funded organizations, professional colleges, charities, private corporations and individuals that provide, fund, regulate or service the provision of healthcare delivery.
Our team is recognized for its deep experience and trusted relationships with a wide range of health sector clients in each of our regional markets, as well as national-level expertise. We share ideas and collaborate with clients wherever and whenever we can.
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