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DISCIPLINE SUMMARIES general deterrence as it applies to the membership as a whole; specific deterrence as it applies to the member; and the potential for the member’s rehabili- tation. The public will be protected by the terms, condi- tion and limitations on Dr. Mansour’s certificate of registration following his suspension. Dr. Mansour will be prohibited from delegating any acts and care of any patients to any unregulated health professionals. He will be required to continue his educational rehabilitation. After Dr. Mansour has completed his suspension, he will be required to continue to retain a clinical supervisor, approved by the College, who will submit regular reports of Dr. Mansour’s progress. Once the period of supervision ends, Dr. Mansour’s practice will be reassessed. Dr. Mansour will also be subjected to unannounced inspections of his practice. He has also consented to the College making appropriate inquiries of OHIP. The significant length of Dr. Mansour’s suspension should maintain public confidence in the profession and its ability to self-govern. The reprimand denouncing the misconduct should specifically deter Dr. Mansour from future miscon- duct. It also should send an unequivocal message to the membership at large that inappropriate delega- tions of controlled acts, improper OHIP billings, failure to take personal responsibility, and acting without integrity will not be tolerated. The nine-month suspension should also serve as a specific deterrence for Dr. Mansour. It should also serve as a general deterrent to the profession. The educational rehabilitation plan should address Dr. Mansour’s standard of care issues and should remind Dr. Mansour of the requirement for continued pro- fessional development. The Committee found that this was an appropri- ate case to award the prescribed tariff of $5,000 for a one-day hearing. ORDER In summary, the Committee directed a 9-month sus- pension on Dr. Mansour’s certificate of registration; terms, conditions and limitations on Dr. Mansour’s certificate of registration; a reprimand; and payment to the College costs in the amount of $5,000. For complete details of the Order, please see the full decision at www.cpso.on.ca. Select Find a Doctor and enter the doctor’s name. At the conclusion of the hearing, Dr. Mansour waived his right to an appeal and the Committee administered the public reprimand. DR. WILLIAM MACLAREN MUIRHEAD PRACTICE LOCATION: Waterloo AREA OF PRACTICE: General Practice HEARING INFORMATION: Physician Not In Attendance, Allegations Denied (Entered on Dr. Muirhead's Behalf) On May 17, 2016, the Discipline Committee found that Dr. Muirhead committed an act of professional misconduct, in that he has engaged in sexual abuse of a patient; and he has engaged in conduct or an act or omission relevant to the practice of medicine that, having regard to all the circumstances, would reason- ably be regarded by members as disgraceful, dishon- ourable or unprofessional. Dr. Muirhead treated Patient A, a university stu- dent, between September 2008 and December 2011 after she was referred by university student health services for management of anxiety and depression. Patient A’s visits with Dr. Muirhead were frequent, taking place multiple times per week. Some appoint- ments lasted more than two hours. At first, Dr. Muirhead would ask Patient A to sit on a chair close to his so that their knees would touch. The sessions would end with a hug. Dr. Muirhead en- couraged Patient A to be dependent upon him. Their sessions then moved primarily to the back room of Dr. Muirhead’s office, which had a mattress on the floor and a desk against the wall. Initial removal of Patient A’s shirt and back massaging progressed to cuddling, digital penetration of her vagina on most visits, and sexual intercourse. Dr. Muirhead and Patient A spent most of the time in these sessions in the back room. When Dr. Muirhead learned of the College’s previ- ISSUE 4, 2017 DIALOGUE 85