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discipline summaries Dr. CLARY JEFFERSON FOOTE Practice Location: Hamilton Area of Practice: Orthopedic Surgery Hearing Information: Admission, Agreed State- ment of Facts, Joint Submission on Penalty On January 7, 2016, the Discipline Committee found that Dr. Clary Foote committed an act of professional misconduct, in that he has engaged in an act or omission relevant to the practice of medicine that, having regard to all the circumstances, would reasonably be regarded by members as disgraceful, dishonourable, or unprofessional. Dr. Foote admitted to the allegation. Dr. Foote completed four years of an orthopedic surgery residency at McMaster University. He held a restricted postgraduate education certificate with the College from July 1, 2009, to September 30, 2015. He does not currently hold an active certificate of registration with the College. In the course of his orthopedic surgery residency, Dr. Foote planned to complete an elective offered through Dalhousie University at a hospital in Nova Scotia, to begin on October 22, 2013. In order to be accepted for the elective, Dr. Foote was required to submit letters of support from his program director and program chair at McMaster. In addition, he was required to obtain an educational license from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia, for which he was required to submit a letter from his program director confirming that the elective had been approved by McMaster. Dr. Foote submitted two letters of support to the hospital, one purportedly signed by his program director, and one purportedly signed by his program chair. In fact, neither of them had reviewed, ap- proved or signed the letters prior to their submission to the hospital by Dr. Foote. Dr. Foote created the letters of support by modifying letters of recommen- dation on his behalf previously written by these phy- sicians and affixing their signatures electronically. Dr. Foote had submitted drafts of the letters of support to the program director and program chair prior to affixing their signatures to the letters. However, nei- 52 Dialogue Issue 2, 2017 ther of them had approved the letters, provided his consent to have his signature affixed to the letter, or agreed that the letters could be submitted to the hos- pital prior to Dr. Foote doing so. Dr. Foote also sub- mitted a letter to the Nova Scotia Co ±±•”ΑΥΙΑ½ΙΠ΄)•‘±δΝ₯Ή•‰δ‘₯́ΑΙ½Ι…΄‘₯Ι•Ρ½Θ½Ή™₯Ι΅₯ΉœΡ‘…Π)Ρ‘”•±•Ρ₯Ω”‘…‰••Έ…ΑΑΙ½Ω•‰δ55…ΝΡ•ΘΈ!₯Μ)ΑΙ½Ι…΄‘₯Ι•Ρ½Θ‘…½Ι…±±δ…‘Ω₯Ν•ΘΈ½½Ρ”Ρ‘…Π)Ρ‘”•±•Ρ₯Ω”‘…‰••Έ…ΑΑΙ½Ω•°‘½έ•Ω•Θ°ΘΈ½½Ρ”)Ι•…Ρ•Ρ‘”±•Ρѕȁ…Ή…™™₯ᕐΡ‘”ΑΙ½Ι…΄‘₯Ι•Ρ½ΛŠeΜ)Ν₯Ή…ΡΥΙ”ΡΌΡ‘”±•Ρѕȁέ₯Ρ‘½ΥЁё”ΑΙ½Ι…΄‘₯Ι•Ρ½ΛŠeΜ)­Ή½έ±•‘”°½ΉΝ•ΉΠ½Θ…ΑΑΙ½Ω…°ΈΘΈ½½Ρ”…‘Ω₯Ν•)Ρ‘” ½±±•”Ρ‘…Ё‘”…™™₯ᕐΡ‘”Ν₯Ή…ΡΥɕ́ѼΡ‘”Ρ‘Ι•”)±•ΡΡ•Ί…ΉΝΥ‰΅₯ΡΡ•Ρ‘•Ν”±•ΡΡ•ΊѼΡ‘”‘½ΝΑ₯Ρ…°…Ή)Ρ‘”9½Ω„M½Ρ₯„ ½±±•”έ₯Ρ‘½ΥЁё”­Ή½έ±•‘”°½Έ΄)Ν•ΉΠ½Θ…ΑΑΙ½Ω…°½˜‘₯́ΑΙ½Ι…΄‘₯Ι•Ρ½Θ…ΉΑΙ½Ι…΄)‘…₯ȁ‰•…ΥΝ”ΘΈ½½Ρ”‘…₯Ω•Έ‘₯΅Ν•±˜₯ΉΝΥ™™₯₯•ΉΠ)Ρ₯΅”ΡΌ½΅Α±•Ρ”Ρ‘”…ΑΑ±₯…Ρ₯½ΈΑΙ½•Ν́™½ΘΡ‘”•±•Œ΄)Ρ₯Ω”…Ёё”‘½ΝΑ₯Ρ…°…Ήέ…́½Ή•ΙΉ•Ρ‘…Ё‘”έ½Υ±)΅₯Ν́ё”‘•…‘±₯Ή”™½Θ…ΑΑ±₯…Ρ₯½ΈΈ)I•…Ν½ΉΜ™½ΘA•Ή…±Ρδ)ΘΈ½½Ρ”•Ή…•₯Έέ₯±™Υ°΅₯͍½Ή‘ՍЁέ₯Ρ „±•…Θ)…•Ή‘„ΈAΙ½Ω₯‘₯Ήœ™…±Ν”‘½Υ΅•ΉΡ…Ρ₯½Έ₯́„Ν•Ι₯½ΥΜ)•Ιɽȁ₯Έ©Υ‘΅•ΉΠΈQ‘₯́‰•‘…Ω₯½Υȁչ‘•Ι΅₯Ή•ΜΡ‘”)Ω…±Υ•Μ°₯ΉΡ•Ι₯Ρ䰁…Ή‘½Ή•ΝΡ䁑•±₯Έ‘₯ Ι•…ɐ‰δ)Ρ‘”ΑΙ½™•ΝΝ₯½Έ…ΉΙ•±₯•ΥΑ½Έ‰δΡ‘”ΑΥ‰±₯ŒΈΘΈ)½½Ρ—Šé‰•‘…Ω₯½Υȁ₯́½ΥЁ½˜ΝΡ•ΐέ₯Ρ Ρ‘”Ω…±Υ•Μ½˜Ρ‘”)ΑΙ½™•ΝΝ₯½Έ‘”Ν••­ΜΡΌ©½₯ΈΈ)Q‘” ½΅΅₯ΡΡ•”έ…́™ΥΙΡ‘•Θ‘₯ΝΡΙ•ΝΝ•‰δΡ‘”™…Π)Ρ‘…Ёё₯́΅₯͍½Ή‘ՍЁ½ΥΙΙ•ΝΌ•…Ι±δ₯ΈΘΈ½½Ρ—ŠeΜ)…Ι••ΘΈMΡΙ½ΉœΩ…±Υ•Μ…Ή½½©Υ‘΅•ΉΠ…Ι”•ΉΡΙ…°)ΡΌΡ‘”ΑΙ…Ρ₯”½˜΅•‘₯₯Ή”ΈQ‘”΅…­₯Ήœ½˜™Ι…Υ‘Τ΄)±•ΉΠΙ•ΑΙ•Ν•ΉΡ…Ρ₯½ΉΜ₯́…Έ…™™Ι½ΉΠΡΌΡ‘”΅•‘₯…°)ΑΙ½™•ΝΝ₯½Έ…Ή₯Ё₯́…Έ…™™Ι½ΉΠΡΌΡ‘”ΡΙΥΝЁё…Ёͽ₯•Ρδ)Α±…•Μ½ΈΑ‘εΝ₯₯…ΉΜΈ)Q‘” ½΅΅₯ΡΡ•”Ι•½Ή₯镐Ρ‘…ЁΘΈ½½Ρ”‘…Μ)•αΑΙ•ΝΝ•Ι•΅½ΙΝ”…Ή…­Ή½έ±•‘•‘₯́•Ιɽȁ½Ή”)‘₯́…Ρ₯½ΉΜέ•Ι”‘₯͍½Ω•Ι•°…ΉΡ‘…Ё‘”Ρ½½¬Ι•΅”΄)‘₯…°…Ρ₯½ΉΜΈQ‘” ½΅΅₯ΡΡ•”…±ΝΌΙ•½Ή₯镐Ρ‘…ЁΘΈ)½½Ρ—Šé±₯Ή₯…°•Ω…±Υ…Ρ₯½ΉΜΝ₯Ή”Ρ‘₯́₯Ή₯‘•ΉΠ‘…Ω”)‰••ΈΑ½Ν₯Ρ₯Ω”Έ)Q‘” ½΅΅₯ΡΡ•”½Ή±Υ‘•Ρ‘…Ё„Ι•ΑΙ₯΅…Ή…Ή„)ΝΥΝΑ•ΉΝ₯½Έ₯ΈΡ‘₯́ε½ΥΉœΑ‘εΝ₯₯…»Šéɕ½Ιέ₯±°…Π)…́„‘•Ρ•ΙΙ•ΉΠΡΌΡ‘₯́Α‘εΝ₯₯…Έ…Ή•΅Α‘…Ν₯锁ё”)Ή•…Ρ₯Ω”₯΅Α…Π‘₯́…Ρ₯½ΉΜ‘…Ω”½ΈΡ‘”Ω…±Υ•Μ½˜Ρ‘”)ΑΙ½™•ΝΝ₯½Έ…ΉΑΥ‰±₯Œ½Ή™₯‘•Ή”₯ΈΡ‘”ΑΙ½™•ΝΝ₯½ΈΈ)%Ё₯́‘½Α•Ρ‘…Ёё”Ι•‘…‰₯±₯Ρ…Ρ₯Ω”΅•…ΝΥɕ́₯΅Α±”΄