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

Pharmacist  ·  Jan. 12, 2015
  1. Posting known criminal charges (if relevant) The College would post a summary of any federal or provincial charges against a member if the College knows about them, and the Registrar believes that they are relevant to the member’s suitability to practice.

My comment: I believe a person has the right to be presumed innocent until proven guilty. Thus, until the charges against a member result in a conviction, they should not be posted. Once information about a charge has been make public, even if they are consequently found not guilty, the reputation of the individual has been damaged.

  1. Disclosing members under investigation The Registrar would confirm that the College is investigating a member if there is a compelling public interest reason to do so pursuant to 36(1)(g) of the Regulated Health Professions Act.

My comment: I have the same sentiment as above regarding investigations. There are many situations that could result in an investigation, not all result in a negative outcome. Only when the outcome has been finalized and shows the individual to be deficient in some aspect, then the information can be posted.

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