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 Joseph Lower (Reg#: 882)


 May 14, 2021

On December 8, 2020, a complaint was received against Joseph Lower alleging that he had failed to maintain professional liability insurance coverage for a period of 22 days in October 2020, in contravention of the Registration Regulations.  Mr. Lower had similarly allowed his professional liability insurance coverage to lapse for a 24-day period in October 2018.  Following the initial lapse, Mr. Lower entered into an undertaking with the College promising to maintain appropriate insurance coverage.  Mr. Lower breached that undertaking.  Mr. Lower acknowledged that he had allowed his insurance to lapse on two occasions. The Committee determined that Mr. Lower’s conduct, both in practicing without appropriate insurance coverage, and in breaching his undertaking with the College, constituted professional misconduct.  On May 14, 2021, Mr. Lower consented to the imposition of a reprimand and an informal resolution requiring him to provide proof of insurance renewal 30 days in advance of the expiration of his policy for a period of five years, in addition to the publication of this outcome.