We assist Chinese medicine practitioners facing complaints, discipline hearings, and other regulatory issues at the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario. The lawyers at GlickLaw have acted as external legal counsel for years to numerous health colleges governed by the Regulated Health Professions Act (“RHPA”) and have significant experience in professional regulation and discipline. Draw on our knowledge and experience to respond to complaints and investigations, defend yourself against allegations of professional misconduct, or deal with any other issue you may be facing with your regulator.
We can assist and act for Chinese medicine practitioners on a wide range of matters including:
- Responding to complaints and investigations at the CTCMPAO Inquiries, Complaints and Reports Committee (“ICRC”);
- Representing Chinese medicine practitioners in hearings before the CTCMPAO Discipline Committee or Fitness to Practise Committee;
- Appealing decisions of the ICRC to the Health Professions Appeal and Review Board (“HPARB”);
- Representing Chinese medicine practitioners in hearings and reviews of Registration Committee decisions before HPARB;
- Appealing decisions of HPARB, the Discipline Committee or the Fitness to Practise Committee to the Divisional Court;
- Representing Chinese medicine practitioners in criminal or quasi-criminal proceedings under the Criminal Code or Provincial Offences Act;
- Representing Chinese medicine practitioners in applications and civil litigation before the Superior Court of Justice;
- Assisting Chinese medicine practitioners in applications for registration and in making written submissions to the Registration Committee;
- Assisting Chinese medicine practitioners with audits and quality assurance programs;
- Advising Chinese medicine practitioners on compliance with the RHPA, Traditional Chinese Medicine Act, 2006 and other relevant legislation and regulations; and
- Advising Chinese medicine practitioners on professional practice issues, such as record-keeping, privacy and confidentiality, billing and insurance, and reporting.