Feedback for Proposed Changes to the Public Register – Phase 2 (By-law No 3)

Pharmacist  ·  Dec. 22, 2014

It is unclear how any federal or provincial criminal charges against a member of the College affects their patient care to a point that public needs to be aware of it. If there is any circumstances that those convictions have any effect on member's practice college should seek legal action for disclosure of information for that particular case. The current decision has no effect other than shaming the convicted member and the profession as a whole, without having any effect on the care patient receive. This will result in discrimination. I am certain that this proposed change violates members' right. For example if one is convicted of driving while intoxicated, what effect does that have on member's ability to serve patients. This decision appears out of norm for health care professional regulatory bodies in North America. This decision will lead to lengthy unnecessary legal disputes between college and some of the members and eventually college will concede defeat after wasting membership dues that are already among the highest in North America. If public needs information about a member's background, they can simply contact the college and the situation should be dealt with on a case by case bases (hopefully at the expense parties involved)

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