Nature of Action: Under section 33(6)(c) of the Health Professions Act, the Registrant gave undertakings:
The Registrant will not be entitled to receive continuing education credits for any of the required coursework.
Reasons: The College received a complaint in March 2016 from a female patient of the registrant (the “Complainant”).
The Registrant has admitted to the following facts in respect of the complaint:
The Registrant acknowledged that he had committed professional misconduct by (a) contravening section 75(a) of the College’s Bylaws and sections 1(1)(a), 1(2) and 2(a) of Schedule “C” to the Bylaws (the College’s Code of Ethical Conduct, prior to amendments made on April 16, 2016) by entering into a personal and romantic relationship with the Complainant, a patient, which included kissing and touching of a sexual nature, and (b) contravening section 75(b) of the College’s Bylaws and sections 9(b) and 10(a) of the Schedule “D” to the Bylaws (the College’s Standards of Practice) by engaging in inappropriate and unprofessional communications with the Complainant.
The Inquiry Committee considered that the Registrant expressed remorse for his conduct and was willing to participate in remedial work.