Medicine - Discipline for professional misconduct - Professional misconduct or conduct unbecoming a member - Standards of practice
A doctor, who qualified in family practice, focussed her practice on liposuction and breast augmentation at her out-patient clinic. The death of a patient following a liposuction procedure was the catalyst for an investigation involving a number of patients and ultimately discipline proceedings. The Committee of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario found that the doctor had repeatedly and knowingly breached the standard of practice of the profession, was guilty of professional misconduct and was incompetent. The Committee suspended the doctor’s registration for two years and indefinitely prevented her from practicing other than as a surgical assistant. The doctor appealed.
The Ontario Divisional Court dismissed the appeal.
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