Tag: Media Coverage


Posted on July 31, 2015 by Dean Benard
Incidents involving unlicensed practitioners are increasing across the United States and Canada, and in many jurisdictions, combating illegal practitioners falls to the regulatory body.This article describes the scope of the problem and explains methods for preventing unlicensed practice and identifying unlicensed practitioners by using investigative techniques.The article also addresses the value of collaborating with other organizations and the need for the resources to investigate unlicensed practitioners.
Posted on April 8, 2015 by Dean Benard
WATERLOO — Dean Benard and his colleagues are private eyes.So it's all stakeouts and surveillance, disguises and dark alleys?Once in a while, perhaps.But more often than not, a typical day involves interviews, research and paperwork. Lots of paperwork. 
Posted on March 20, 2013 by Dean Benard
When accusations start flying around the workplace, it’s important to take them seriously and address the problem efficiently, which often requires talking to all the parties. However, in cases of conflict either party could be motivated to twist the truth, or to try to whitewash their own involvement. How can HR gather the information they need?
Posted on April 15, 2008 by Dean Benard
Many dietitians have asked the College, "How does an investigation into a member's conduct get started and what does the process entail?" Investigations can be initiated in two ways:1) by the Complaints Committee following a complaint to the College about a member and 2) by the Registrar & Executive Director (ED) when she receives information through a mandatory report or other means and as a result forms reasonable grounds to suspect a member has committed an act of professional misconduct, is incompetent or may be incapacitated.