Sunday, June 26, 2016

Self-regulated Bodies

A word about self-regulated bodies.  Lawyers are regulated by the Law Society of Saskatchewan.  A body of lawyers regulating the conduct of their own.

Judges are more difficult to deal with respecting any misconduct.  If one is not pleased with a judge for whatever reason they can file a written complaint to the Canadian Judicial Council.  If you don’t agree with their decision you can make an application at the Federal Court for Judicial Review of the Canadian Judicial Councils decision.  This would be judge’s ruling against judges.  How well will that work for you as a mere citizen?

The Saskatchewan Medical Association and the College of Physicians and Surgeons both play an important role in monitoring and managing complaints respecting practicing physicians and Surgeons.  If you are concerned with any misconduct respecting doctors, Surgeons or any other person acting as a professional within the health care system then you are well advised to write a letter to either the SMA or the College and they will instruct you as to your appropriate course of action.