Feedback for Proposed Changes to the Public Register – Phase 2 (By-law No 3)Pharmacist · Jan. 12, 2015
- 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.
- 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.Reply or Back