There are approximately forty professions in Ontario that regulate themselves under statute. In addition, many other professions participate in voluntary self-regulation. Regulatory activities include:
- Registration, including accreditation and examination;
- Complaints and investigations;
- Discipline for misconduct or incompetence;
- Incapacity and impairment matters;
- Standard and rule setting;
- Quality assurance, peer assessment and inspection programs;
- Client relations and public education;
- Respect for human rights and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms;
- Compensation issues for dishonesty or breach of trust (not for negligence); and
- Prosecuting unregistered persons engaging in unauthorized practice or use of title.
All of these regulatory activities require a fine balance of legal correctness, the public interest and professional values. Legal advice must be expert, sensitive, practical and innovative to enable regulators to maintain an appropriate balance and to assist their members in practicing their professions effectively. Regulators and members who wish to obtain full time legal services from a firm that is exclusively dedicated to the complexities of professional regulation choose Steinecke Maciura LeBlanc.
Steinecke Maciura LeBlanc can:
- Audit an organization’s information handling practices;
- Provide staff training and support; and
- Conduct annual reviews and refresher courses.
Clients can also choose to purchase written materials from the firm and do it themselves. See our section on privacy for more information.