Dialogue Volume 14 Issue 1 2018 - Page 63

DISCIPLINE SUMMARIES instruction in medical ethics; and payment of costs to the College 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. Pilarski waived her right to an appeal and the Committee administered the public reprimand. DR. CHRISTOPHER PINTO PRACTICE LOCATION: Toronto AREA OF PRACTICE: General Practice HEARING INFORMATION: Admission; Agreed Statement of Facts, Joint Submission on Penalty On December 19, 2016, the Discipline Committee found that Dr. Pinto committed an act of profes- sional misconduct, in that he has engaged in con- duct or an act or omission relevant to the practice of medicine that, having regard to all the circumstances, would reasonably be regarded by members as dis- graceful, dishonourable or unprofessional. On April 23, 2014, the College’s Inquiries, Com- plaints and Reports Committee (ICRC) considered a complaint that claimed that Dr. Pinto failed to administer his office practice in an appropriate man- ner by failing to provide a patient’s medical records to the Workers Safety Insurance Board (WSIB) when requested by both the WSIB and the complainant. The ICRC disposed of this complaint by requiring Dr. Pinto to attend the College to be cautioned and to require him to undertake a specified continuing education and remediation program ( SCERP). The ICRC identified the following concerns when it considered the complaint: • Dr. Pinto’s response to the complaint was that he was unable to find the requested records. Dr. Pinto is required to maintain an adult patient’s chart for 10 years from the date of the last entry into the record. He therefore ought to have had the records available when they were requested of him in 2008; • Dr. Pinto maintained he could not find the records. This is unacceptable, as it is a physician’s responsibility to maintain records safely. If Dr. Pinto could not find the file, as he claimed, he should have told this to his patient and the WSIB in a timely fashion; • Dr. Pinto’s response to the WSIB requests for timely information was dismissive, and may have had a deleterious effect on his patient’s welfare. The SCERP ordered requires Dr. Pinto to engage a preceptor acceptable to the College to complete the SCERP, and to: • engage in focused educational sessions with a preceptor acceptable to the College in the topi 2`ff6R&7F6RBvVVB( "vFrb&WVW7G2f"F7VVFFF&VvWBFR&V6WF'6Fr&WVW7@FWF2FFW2b&WVW7G2B&W76W2FFP&WVW7G2( "pwVFW&v&V76W76VBv6v667Bb&WfWrbff6R&7F6RBvVVBЧ&FVǒ6F2fvrFR6WFbFR&V6WF'6G"FVVBFRFV66FFRVF&ЦfW762VB&WfWr&&B$"v66f&VBFR5$>( 2FV66gFW"FR$"&VV6VBG2FV66VP"#RFR6Vv^( 26Ɩ6R66RvW &WVW7FVBFBG"F&6RFRRb&V6WF"f"6VvR&f6FBG"F6VBVvvRFRVGV6F6W762&FW&VB'FR5$2G"F&6VBFVF&V6WF'0VR#"BFVVwW7BrBVwW7B"#RvvW&RVFW"V66WF&RFFR6VvR VvƖrFW&f&FRF6&WVW7FVBFR6Ɩ6R66RvW"w&FRFG"FF&Vv26V6VVwW7B#r#R&WVW7FpFBG"FfrWvFFVF&6V@&V6WF"G"FF&Vv26V6VF6FV@RvVBfrWFR6Ɩ6R66RvW V&BFrgW'FW"&Vv&FrF2&V6WF"FR6Ɩ6R66RvW"w&FRFG"FF&Vv26V6V6WFV&W"BB6WFVЦ&W"#2#R&WVW7FrWFFRFR6VvP55TR#DuTPc0