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Appealing ICRC Decisions LAWYERS

Inquiries, Complaints and Reports Committee (ICRC) Decision Appeal Lawyers

When the Inquiries, Complaints and Reports Committee (“the ICRC”) of your College makes a decision to take no action, issue a caution or a remedial program, you and the complainant both have the option to appeal the decision.

A decision by the ICRC of your professional College to issue a caution or order you to take a remedial program is posted on the public portal. This can seriously affect your professional reputation and ability to find employment.

You can appeal a decision of the ICRC to the Health Professions Appeal and Review Board (“the HPARB”). Once an application for appeal has been made, the College will provide the HPARB and your lawyer with all of the documents that the ICRC considered.

The HPARB will consider both the adequacy of the College’s investigation as well as whether the ICRC’s decision was reasonable. Your lawyer will make submissions on your behalf about these two issues and the HPARB is allowed to ask questions which will assist in their decision making.  

After the review, the HPARB will issue a decision. It has the power to confirm the ICRC’s decision, refer the matter back to the ICRC, require the ICRC to take certain steps or make recommendations to the ICRC.

You may also be in a situation where the ICRC has decided to take no action and the complainant is appealing that decision to the HPARB. In that case, your lawyer will assist in ensuring that the decision of the ICRC is upheld.

Damien Frost & Associates LLP has experience successfully appealing decisions to the HPARB and ensuring that favourable decisions of the ICRC are upheld. Click here to contact our firm to arrange a free consultation.


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