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Misconduct Regulation

Section 1

The following acts are defined as professional misconduct for the purpose of subsection 30 (2) of the Act:

  1. Providing false information or documents to the College or any other person with respect to the member’s professional qualifications.
  2. Inappropriately using a term, title or designation indicating a specialization in the profession which is not specified on the member’s Certificate of Qualification and Registration.
  3. Permitting, counselling or assisting any person who is not a member to represent himself or herself as a member of the College.
  4. Using a name other than the member’s name, as set out in the register, in the course of his or her professional duties.
  5. Failing to maintain the standards of the profession.
  6. Releasing or disclosing information about a student to a person other than the student or, if the student is a minor, the student’s parent or guardian. The release or disclosure of information is not an act of professional misconduct if,
    1. the student (or if the student is a minor, the student’s parent or guardian) consents to the release or disclosure, or
    2. if the release or disclosure is required or allowed by law.
  7. Abusing a student verbally.
    1. 1 Abusing a student physically.
    2. 2 Abusing a student psychologically or emotionally.
    3. 3 Abusing a student sexually.
  8. Practising or purporting to practise the profession while under the influence of any substance or while adversely affected by any dysfunction,
    1. which the member knows or ought to know impairs the member’s ability to practise, and
    2. in respect of which treatment has previously been recommended, ordered or prescribed but the member has failed to follow the treatment.
  9. Contravening a term, condition or limitation imposed on the member’s Certificate of Qualification and Registration.
  10. Failing to keep records as required by his or her professional duties.
  11. Failing to supervise adequately a person who is under the professional supervision of the member.
  12. Signing or issuing, in the member’s professional capacity, a document that the member knows or ought to know contains a false, improper or misleading statement.
  13. Falsifying a record relating to the member’s professional responsibilities.
  14. Failing to comply with the Act, the regulations or the bylaws.
  15. Failing to comply with the Education Act or the regulations made under that Act, if the member is subject to that Act.
  16. Contravening a law if the contravention is relevant to the member’s suitability to hold a Certificate of Qualification and Registration.
  17. Contravening a law if the contravention has caused or may cause a student who is under the member’s pr