Regulatory

Pharmacist disciplined for snooping in private records

Regulated professionals who access health records for personal reasons are abusing their privilege and could receive disciplinary action, says Burlington compliance lawyer Cathi Mietkiewicz. Read more

Claiming to be regulated professional can land you in hot water

Whether you’re seeking public office or a new career opportunity, claiming to have professional credentials you don’t possess can come back to haunt you, says Burlington compliance lawyer Cathi Mietkiewicz. Read more

Free speech doesn’t mean ‘freedom from consequences’

Members of regulated professions should be careful about what they post on social media, as even personal messages could impact their professional status, Burlington compliance lawyer Cathi Mietkiewicz tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

Doctor says regulator won't probe complaints on gun control advocacy work

TORONTO — A Toronto doctor says Ontario's medical regulator has decided not to investigate dozens of complaints made about her push for stricter gun laws. Read more

Dashcams raise privacy issues for car dealerships

Car dealerships should be aware of their responsibilities to customers when it comes to privacy, Toronto licensing and compliance lawyer Anar Dewshi tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

Dealing with conflicts of interest: a primer for boards of directors

Though the term “conflict of interest” can have a negative connotation, board members should not be afraid to explore whether they are in such a position, Burlington compliance lawyer Cathi Mietkiewicz tells AdvocateDaily.com . Read more

Selling cannabis? Know the rules

Individuals or companies wanting to sell recreational cannabis in Ontario must be licensed and authorized by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) and have a supply purchase contract with the Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS), Toronto licensing and compliance lawyer Anar Dewshi writes in The Lawyer’s Daily . Read more

Regulatory bodies’ role in policing professional designations

When medical practitioners tout false or misleading information about their professional designations, it puts the public at risk, Burlington health lawyer Cathi Mietkiewicz tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

New guide provides clarity for retail cannabis shops

Ontario’s cannabis retail store regulations are beginning to take shape, Toronto licensing and compliance lawyer Anar Dewshi tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

Cannabis retail regulations leave unanswered questions

Ontario’s cannabis retail store regulations represent an opportunity for small businesses, Toronto licensing and compliance lawyer Anar Dewshi tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

Regulating truck safety: rules and responsibilities

Trucking company owners are responsible for confirming their drivers are properly trained and following mandated safety legislation to ensure public safety and mitigate the effects of penalties, Toronto licensing and compliance lawyer Anar Dewshi tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

Bus companies must ensure vehicles are safe

School bus safety is already tightly regulated in Ontario, Toronto licensing and compliance lawyer Anar Dewshi tells AdvocateDaily.com in the wake of Muskoka parents' concerns voiced in the media following a crash in the region . Read more

Record-keeping 101 for car dealerships

Automobile dealerships that want to remain on good terms with regulators should pay close attention to how and where they keep their records, says Toronto licensing and compliance lawyer Anar Dewshi. Read more

Landlord tenant dispute has wide implications for renters

A landlord and tenant dispute that’s currently before the Divisional Court could have wide-ranging implications for students, snowbirds and remote workers who live in rental units for a few weeks each month, says Toronto lawyer Aaron Harnett . Read more

Saskatchewan nurse fined for palliative care critique on Facebook loses appeal

REGINA — A nurse who was fined $26,000 for criticizing the quality of care her grandfather received in long-term care has lost her appeal of the penalty. Read more