Dialogue Volume 14 Issue 2 2018 - Page 72

DISCIPLINE SUMMARIES to move in December 2014. The College advised Dr. Matheson that the premises must be assessed prior to becoming operational. The new premises were inspected on February 2, 2015. Dr. Matheson was provided with the Inspec- tion Assessment Report, which noted some deficien- cies, and was asked twice to submit feedback for consideration by the Premises Inspection Committee. Although Dr. Matheson was given deadlines on both of those occasions, he did not respond. On June 11, 2015, Dr. Matheson’s premises were subject to an unannounced visit by the Premises In- spection Program. During the inspection, Dr. Mathe- son acknowledged that he had been performing “Level 2” procedures at the premises since February. On June 19, 2015, Dr. Matheson’s premises received a grade of “Fail”. The Premises Inspection Committee informed Dr. Matheson of its concern that there was a risk to patient health and safety as Dr. Matheson performed procedures at this premises without the approval of the Committee. The Com- mittee further informed Dr. Matheson that he failed, by act or omission, to comply with any duty or requirement under the regulation. ORDER The Discipline Committee ordered: a four-month suspension of Dr. Matheson’s certificate of regis- tration; terms, conditions and limitations on Dr. Matheson’s certificate of registration; a reprimand, and payment of costs to the College in the amount of $6,663.60. The terms, conditions and limitations include: restricting Dr. Matheson from prescribing narcotic drugs, narcotic preparations, controlled drugs, benzodiazepines and other targeted substances, or any other monitored drugs, and posting a sign on a visible location in Dr. Matheson’s practice that states that he shall not prescribe the substances stated above. It also includes successful completion of courses in medical record keeping; opioid prescrib- ing, and medical ethics; cooperation with unan- nounced visits to his practice location and patient charts; and providing consent to the College to make appropriate inquiries of OHIP, the Drug Program Services Branch, the Narcotics Monitoring System and any person or institution that may have relevant information, in order for the College to monitor Dr. 72 DIALOGUE ISSUE 2, 2018 Matheson’s compliance with the terms of this Order. 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. Matheson waived his right to an appeal and the Committee administered the public reprimand. DR. BIJAN PARDIS PRACTICE LOCATION: Markham AREA OF PRACTICE: Family Medicine HEARING INFORMATION: Admission, Agreed Statement of Facts, Joint Submission on Penalty On March 8, 2017, the Discipline Committee found that Dr. Pardis has committed an act of professional misconduct, in that he failed to maintain the stan- dard of practice of the profession. Dr. Pardis is a family physician who practised in the Greater Toronto area, maintaining both a family practice and a methadone practice. Family Practice In February 2013, the Inquiries, Complaints and Re- ports Committee (ICRC) of the College required Dr. Pardis to complete a specified continuing education or remediation program (SCERP) directed at his family practice, including coursework, a preceptorship, and a reassessment. The preceptor identified a number of concerns with Dr. Pardis’ practice, including a need for better documentation of physician-patient encoun- ters and to consistently update cumulative patient profiles. The preceptor found that Dr. Pardis made improvements in his record-keeping throughout the course of the preceptorship. However, he identified a number of specific care concerns, including two cases in which symptoms that Dr. Pardis failed to investi- gate that could be due to an underlying malignancy. As a result, the College commenced an investigation into Dr. Pardis’ practice. The medical expert who reviewed Dr. Pardis’ family practice observed that Dr. Pardis’ practice consisted