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

Pharmacist  ·  Feb. 5, 2015

I have an issue with

Being charged with an offence is not the same as being guilty of an offence. The presumption of innocence until proven guilty under the law is sacrosanct. Publishing known charges deemed relevant to the members ability to practice could have a severe impact on that members ability to practice, prior to the finding of innocence or guilt by the court. If a member is charged with an offence relevant to their ability to practice, the matter should be referred to the fitness to practice committee for review. I believe this section is acceptable to protect the public provided that "a compelling public interest" has a high bar.

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