Benard + Associates started by delivering the very best regulatory investigations in the industry. We provide investigation services for over 90% of Ontario’s health regulatory bodies as well as several non-health regulatory bodies both in Ontario and across Canada. Our investigations look at complaints and reports of alleged professional misconduct, and incompetence or incapacity by members of various professions.
Investigation in the area of professional regulation requires specialized knowledge of applicable legislation and the ability to apply investigation techniques fairly and in an unbiased manner. Members of professions that are regulated have obligations to meet standards of practice and conduct themselves in a manner consistent with the traditions and expectations of their profession. When accusations are made of failing to meet those expectations, a lot is on the line for both the accuser and the professional. Our job is to ensure that all relevant information is obtained so reasonable decisions can be made while at the same time, no matter what the outcome, all parties are confident the investigation was fair. We have successfully investigated such matters as:
- Investigation of illegal practice
- Allegations of physical or sexual abuse
- Allegations of fraud and theft
- Practice related issues
- Suspected substance abuse