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Disciplinary Actions

Norman Holler, RMT

Whitehorse, Yukon
Date of Action:
Mar 30, 2016

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

  • an undertaking to successfully complete a College-approved course (or courses) on the topics of professional boundaries, professional communications, draping, informed consent, scope of practice, and record-keeping/charting;
  • an undertaking to receive mentoring;
  • an undertaking to pay the College $1,000 in costs; and
  • an undertaking to pay to the College a fine in the amount of $500.

Reasons: The College received a complaint from a former female patient of the registrant (the “Complainant”).

The registrant admitted to having committed professional misconduct by:

  1. draping the Complainant such that her breasts were exposed on multiple occasions;
  2. conducting an assessment of the Complainant by having her walk about the room while she was only wearing thong underwear, and was otherwise unclothed;
  3. failing to properly drape and/or position the Complainant, which may have resulted in the registrant inadvertently placing his thumb on the Complainant’s genitals over her underwear;
  4. failing to obtain the Complainant’s continued informed consent to treatment; and
  5. failing to comply with record-keeping requirements.

By engaging in the admitted conduct, the registrant has violated several sections of the CMTBC’s Code of Ethical Conduct and the Standards of Practice.

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