Legislation of general application
Professionals, like all other citizens, are also subject to laws of general application. For example, under the Civil Code of Québec, they may be found responsible by a civil court for damages caused to a client for which they are at fault. In such cases, professionals may be ordered to compensate the client.
Similarly, professionals are subject to penal and criminal legislation. If they defraud a client, for example, they may be charged and convicted of a crime and imposed with a criminal sentence.