Professional negligence

Requirement to advise the Order of any action for professional negligence

Pursuant to the amendments made to the Professional Code, all chartered professional accountants are required to advise the Order each time an action for professional negligence is served against them, the partnership or joint-stock company within which they practice their profession, their employer or with their professional liability insurer.

In accordance with the terms and conditions of disclosure to the Order (in French only) adopted by the Board of the Order, members must notify the Order in writing of any action for professional negligence served against them or with their insurer of which they are aware, no later than 30 days from the date on which the action was served, and forward a copy of the statement of claim to the Vice-President.

Please note that the ACPAI Insurance will also send the Order copy of any action for professional negligence of which it will have been made aware in administering the insurance plan.

Questions?

For more information on the requirement to advise the Order of any action for professional negligence, please contact us by email at poursuiteresponsabilite@cpaquebec.ca.

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