Protecting the safety of women should take priority when there is an accusation of sexual misconduct in the health profession, the British Columbia Court of Appeal has ruled.
On Monday the B.C. Court of Appeal issued its decision in Scott v. College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia in a case that has implications for other regulated health professions. It provides some clarity around when and what circumstances might be appropriate to apply interim conditions on a practitioner involved in an accusation of sexual misconduct pending a disciplinary hearing.
In the case, the complainant alleged that her massage therapist engaged in sexual misconduct during a massage therapy session.