Lawyers for Audiologists / Speech Language Pathologists

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Audiologists / Speech Language Pathologists

We are lawyers for audiologists and speech-language pathologists who face regulatory issues at the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO).

How We Assist Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists

Our team of defence lawyers represents audiologists and speech-language pathologists on various matters, including the following:

  • Advising on issues related to the Regulated Health Professions Act and the Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Act, 1991 (“ASLPA”);
  • Responding to various inquiries at the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario, including drafting responses to audiology and speech-language pathology patient complaints that are reviewed by the CASLPO’s Inquiries, Complaints, and Reports Committee (“ICRC”);
  • Defending audiologists and speech-language pathologists at CASLPO discipline hearings;
  • Representing audiologists and speech-language pathologists in CASLPO appeals before the Health Professions Appeal and Review Board (“HPARB”) (e.g. where a decision of the ICRC has been made);
  • Assisting with CASLPO fitness to practice matters;
  • Assisting audiologists and speech-language pathologists in CASLPO registration applications;
  • Reporting past history, including criminal charges and findings of guilt, to the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario; and
  • Advising audiologists and speech-language pathologists on other practice issues that may arise, including employment and contractual issues, unauthorized practice, and privacy and confidentiality.

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