In April 2016, British Columbia’s highest court handed down its ruling in College of Massage Therapists of BC v Scott, a case dealing with the ability of regulatory bodies for health services to take measures to protect public safety when a health practitioner has been reported for sexual assault. As an intervenor in the case, West Coast LEAF was pleased that the ruling affirmed the need to take allegations of sexual assault seriously and to prioritize the safety of clients. Since most sexual violence is perpetrated against women, this case has significant implications for women’s safe and equal access to health services.

Our Litigation Director Raji Mangat was interviewed in this Globe and Mail article about the case.