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Professional Self Regulation

OVERVIEW - Professional Self Regulation

WeirFoulds acts for a variety of professional regulators, assisting them with their mandates to serve and protect the public interest, maintain high standards among members and foster public confidence.

We provide day-to-day support to many of our clients, advising them on:

  • regulations, by-laws, policies, rules and procedures;
  • corporate governance;
  • commercial agreements;
  • legislative initiatives affecting regulatory bodies;
  • registration and accreditation;
  • quality assurance and continuing professional development programs;
  • illegal practice, "holding out" and misuse of title;
  • complaints and investigations;
  • disciplinary and incompetence proceedings;
  • incapacity/fitness proceedings;
  • human rights issues;
  • civil litigation; and
  • appeals and judicial review.

On occasion, we are asked to conduct independent audits and reviews of specific aspects of professional regulators' operations.

We also act as independent legal counsel to several regulatory bodies, assisting tribunal members in the context of hearings.

WeirFoulds is a leader in the area of human rights litigation and provides training, advice and representation on human rights issues in regulatory proceedings and before the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario.'

We are proud to provide services to the following professional regulators:

  • The Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers
  • The College of Medical Radiation Technologists of Ontario
  • The College of Early Childhood Educators of Ontario
  • The College of Chiropodists of Ontario
  • The Ontario College of Pharmacists
  • The Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario
  • The College of Nurses of Ontario
  • The College of Physiotherapists of Ontario
  • The College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario
  • The College of Respiratory Therapists of Ontario
  • The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario
  • Professional Engineers Ontario
  • The College of Audiologists and Speech Language Pathologists of Ontario
  • The College of Veterinarians of Ontario
  • The College of Dietitians of Ontario

Call on us for any assistance related to professional regulation.