Respected Health Law Lawyers Representing Health Care Professionals at the Health Professions Appeal and Review Board 

The Health Professions Appeal and Review Board (HPARB) is an independent adjudicative agency that has several functions including:

  • Hearing appeals from credentialing decisions of the boards of public hospitals, under the Public Hospitals Act;
  • Reviewing decisions of the Inquiries, Complaints and Reports Committee of each regulatory College under the RHPA; and
  • Reviewing decisions of the Registration Committee of each regulatory College under the RHPA.

At Wise Health Law, our practice is focused on health and administrative law. Our founder, Valerie Wise, has practiced health law for more than 20 years, is certified as a specialist in Health Law by the Law Society of Ontario, and has been widely recognized for her exceptional work in the field. We are active at the executive level in organizations such as the Ontario Bar Association (Health Law Section and ADR Section) and the Medico-Legal Society of Toronto. Over the years, our team of knowledgeable health lawyers have developed strong relationships with key players in the medical, legal, and regulatory worlds, and we provide exceptional guidance and representation to our clients at HPARB proceedings.

How We Help 

HPARB hearings are formal proceedings.  They are sometimes heard in writing, and sometimes by way of oral argument.  Appeals of decisions of hospital boards include the introduction of evidence and witness testimony. Both the regulated health professional and the College or hospital board are responsible for presenting their own cases/positions. HPARB proceedings are subject to their own unique and specific rules of procedure.

Due to the formality of the proceedings and the distinct rules of procedure unique to the HPARB process, parties to any HPARB proceeding should have input from a lawyer who understands the process, the regulatory framework underlying it, and Ontario’s health care environment.

At Wise Health Law, we have more than 30 years of collective experience representing health professionals, including at HPARB hearings and appeals. We provide our clients with clear, knowledgeable guidance and skillful representation through a process that may ultimately have a significant impact on their practice and their reputation.

Experienced Health Law Lawyers with Significant Experience with HPARB Proceedings 

If you are a regulated health professional who will be participating in an HPARB hearing, contact the trusted and respected health lawyers at Wise Health Law. We can explain your rights, outline the potential risks you face, provide you with options, and assist you with or skillfully represent you at proceedings. We are conveniently located in Oakville, Ontario. Contact us online, or at 416-915-4234 for a consultation.


At Wise Health Law, we restrict and focus our practice on our areas of expertise. We welcome referrals from other lawyers. We take seriously the responsibility to provide the highest standard of service on matters entrusted to us, and respect the relationship between the client and the referring lawyer.