Dialogue Volume 13 Issue 4 2017 - Page 63

DISCIPLINE SUMMARIES unprofessional conduct in respect of two patients. He was found to have kissed a patient during a medical appointment and to have made inappropriate com- ments to another patient, as well as brushing his hand against her bottom. On June 15, 2012, the Discipline Committee of the College imposed terms, conditions, and limita- tions on Dr. Anastasio’s certificate of registration, requiring that Dr. Anastasio shall: • p  rovide a written notice to each female patient he sees in a form advising each female patient of the Order and the findings in the proceeding, appending a copy of the Decision and Reasons when released, and advising the patient that the College may contact them to inquire about their treatment by Dr. Anastasio. Dr. Anastasio shall ensure before providing treatment to a female patient that she signs this written notice to ac- knowledge she has reviewed the Order and Deci- sions and Reasons (when released); and • keep this signed document in the corresponding patient file. On November 12, 2013, a College investigator conducted an inspection of Dr. Anastasio’s practice, and noted that although Dr. Anastasio was provid- ing female patients with copies of Appendix C to the Order as required and another written document, he was not providing patients with a copy of the July 6, What does this mean? We provide definitions for the legal terminology used in the discipline process Admission The physician admits that the facts alleged amount to professional mis- conduct and/or incompetence. Plea of No Contest The physician does not contest the facts. The College files a statement of facts as an exhibit at the hearing. The Discipline Committee can accept the facts as correct and make a finding of professional misconduct and/or incompetence. The physician does not admit to the facts or findings for t