Nature of Action: The registrant, Evano Masini, voluntarily entered into an undertaking and consent agreement with the Inquiry Committee of the College.
As part of the agreement, the registrant agreed to the following terms:
- a one-week suspension;
- a formal reprimand;
- undertakings not to repeat the conduct;
- completion of intensive remedial coursework on professional ethics; and
- payment of a portion of the costs of the investigation in the amount of $250.
Reasons: The undertaking and consent agreement relates to an investigation initiated by the Inquiry Committee on its own motion.
As part of the undertaking and consent agreement, Mr. Masini admitted to:
- not holding valid Standard First Aid/CPR-C certification between December 13, 2020 and December 17, 2021, and therefore violating section 63.3 of the College’s Bylaws; and
- making two false declarations to the College when uploading documentation to the College’s online Registrant Portal, as follows:
- he uploaded, in the College’s online Registrant Portal, an undated photograph of an automatic reply email from St. John Ambulance. He entered, in the Registrant Portal, that he was uploading a certificate, the certifying organization was St. John Ambulance and the certificate was issued on December 28, 2017 and valid to December 31, 2020. Mr. Masini has never held Standard First Aid/CPR-C certification with a validity period from December 28, 2017 until December 31, 2020. He then made a false declaration by checking a box next to the following text: “I certify that I have reviewed the requirements in s. 63.3 of the Bylaws and I am uploading a valid certificate.”
- he uploaded, in the College’s online Registrant Portal, a certificate from the Heart and Stroke Foundation stating that he had successfully completed BLS Provider training, with the date of issue listed as November 2, 2020 and the date of expiry listed as November 2021. (BLS Provider training is not equivalent to Standard First Aid/CPR-C certification.) He entered that the certifying organization was the Heart and Stroke Foundation and the validity period was from November 1, 2021 until December 31, 2021. Mr. Masini then made a false declaration by checking a box next to the following text: “I certify that I have reviewed the requirements in s. 63.3 of the Bylaws and I am uploading a valid certificate.”
A failure by a registrant to meet Bylaw requirements and to accurately report required information to the College impedes the College’s statutory obligation to regulate the massage therapy profession in the public interest.
The Inquiry Committee is satisfied that the terms of the undertaking and consent agreement will protect the public interest.