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Protecting and eMpowering Findings of 31 Proved Cases 10% (3) 10% (3) 29% (9) 29% (9) Disgraceful, dishonourable, and unprofessional conduct Failing to maintain the standard of practice of the profession Sexual abuse Incompetence 19% (6) 3% (1) Offence relevant to suitability to practise (trafficking/fraud, Health Ins. Act offence, OHIP fraud) Sexual impropriety Referrals Compliance Monitoring At the end of 2015, there were 76 cases before the Discipline Committee. The College’s Compliance Monitoring and Supervision Unit monitors all decisions, undertakings and Orders arising from several College committees, including: Quality Assurance; Registration; Inquiries, Complaints, and Reports; Discipline; Fitness to Practise; Premises Inspection; and Methadone. The unit monitors more than 1,500 active files. In 2015, Compliance Monitoring implemented a risk assignment tool, whereby all new and existing files are assigned a risk category. The assignment of a risk category assists Compliance Monitoring with file prioritization, such as when and how often a compliance visit is conducted. Compliance Monitoring began establishing a training program for Practice Monitors (i.e., chaperones) and physician supervisors. The Practice Monitor training program is expected to be in operation by the end of 2016. The development and implementation of the Physician Supervisor training program will carry over into 2017. Appeals In 2015, the Divisional Court dismissed a physician’s appeal in a case involving findings of sexual abuse and disgraceful, dishonourable and unprofessional conduct and a physician abandoned his appeal in a case involving findings of sexual abuse, failing to maintain the standard of practice and disgraceful, dishonourable and unprofessional conduct. Fitness to Practise Committee The Fitness to Practise Committee rarely hears cases, as matters of incapacity tend to resolve through health monitoring agreements with the Ontario Medical Association’s Physician Health Program. There were two referrals in 2015. There were no hearings in 2014 and 2015. Annual Report 2015 25