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Disciplinary Actions

Andrew Nemeth, RMT

Location:
Maple Ridge, BC
 
Date of Action:
Feb 19, 2015

Nature of action: An undertaking and consent of the registrant under section 33(6)(c) of the Health Professions Act providing for limits and conditions on the registrant’s practice, including:

  • an undertaking to complete a College-approved course on professional practice at the registrant’s expense by August 19, 2015;
  • an undertaking to complete a College-approved course by February 19, 2016 or receive 10 hours of mentoring from a College-approved Active Registrant by August 19, 2015 on the topic of clinical recordkeeping at the registrant’s expense;
  • an undertaking to cooperate with random audits by the College for a period of 2 years, commencing on February 19, 2015; and
  • an undertaking to pay $4,449.65 in investigation costs to the College by August 19, 2015.

Reasons: The College received a complaint from the Ministry of Health, Audit and Investigations Branch, regarding the inability of the registrant to provide sufficient evidence to support a large number of claims for massage therapy services that he provided to patients between October 1, 2004 and September 30, 2009, which were submitted to the Medical Services Plan (the “Complaint”). The registrant entered into a settlement with the Ministry of Health concerning this Complaint.

The registrant admitted to failing to comply with section 75(c) of the College Bylaws and the recordkeeping requirement in section 4 of Schedule “E”: Health Care Records to the College Bylaws.

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