Interim practice conditions ordered by College of Massage Therapists were upheld despite complainant’s unsubstantiated allegations

21. June 2016 0
After a client reported sexual misconduct by a massage therapist, which the registrant denied, the inquiry committee at the college ordered that he be required to have a chaperone present during all treatments of female patients while the committee investigated the allegations. The registrant sought judicial review of this decision, arguing in part that there ...

On appeal, the College of Opticians of British Columbia (the “College”) succeeded in obtaining an injunction prohibiting two contact lens companies (“Coastal/Clearly”) from selling contact lenses to members of the public without securing written prescriptions in advance. Coastal/Clearly were given six months to become compliant with the applicable regulation before the injunction would take effect.

24. November 2009 0
Administrative law – Decisions of administrative tribunals – College of Opticians – Opticians – Public interest – Supervision – Judicial review – Compliance with legislation – Standard of review – Correctness – Remedies – Injunctions – Self-governing professions – Statutory provisions College of Opticians of British Columbia v. Coastal Contacts Inc., [2009] B.C.J. No. 2099, ...