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DISCIPLINE SUMMARIES tis C positive. Dr. Young did not meet the standards of practice regarding infection control procedures. It is extremely likely that the five patients were infected with Hepatitis C from contaminated intravenous medication administered by Dr. Young, In addition, there were poor infection control practices observed both in medication preparation (e.g., not cleaning the tops of vials before re-entering) as well as failure to change gloves frequently enough and disposal of contaminated syringes in a bio-medical waste bin. The second College expert reported that Dr. Young displayed a lack of knowledge regarding appropriate infection control techniques with respect to multi- dose vials and that Dr. Young’s clinical practice exposed five patients to harm as they were infected with Hepatitis C. ORDER The Discipline Committee ordered: a three-month suspension on Dr. Young’s certificate of registration; terms, conditions and limitations on Dr. Young’s certificate of registration: a reprimand; and payment of $10,000 in costs to the College. The terms, conditions and limitations on Dr. Young’s certificate of registration include a course on infection control, and a reassessment of his practice. At the conclusion of the hearing, Dr. Young waived his right to an appeal and the Committee administered the public reprimand. Full decisions are available online at www.cpso.on.ca. Select Find a Doctor and enter the doctor’s name. DR. JOSEPH ANTONIO ZADRA PRACTICE LOCATION: Barrie AREA OF PRACTICE: Urology HEARING INFORMATION: Admission, Agreed Statement of Facts; Joint Submission on Penalty On April 17, 2017, the Discipline Committee found that Dr. Zadra committed an act of professional misconduct in that he 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. Zadra is a staff urologist at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH) in Barrie, Ontario. Dr. Zadra received his certificate of registration authorizing independent practice in Ontario in 1984 and his specialist qualification in urology in 1988. Dr. Zadra has maintained his privileges at the RVH throughout the College investigation. In March 2014, the College received a complaint indicating that Dr. Zadra had been dictating opera- tive reports that did not accurately reflect the work he had done. No patient harm was reported as a result of this practice. RVH Investigation RVH conducted a review of a portion of Dr. Zadra’s work, which revealed that Dr. Zadra inaccurately recorded the names of certain procedures that he performed. Specifically, Dr. Zadra indicated that he performed a procedure named “cystometrogram” or “water cys- tometrogram”, while RVH had not had a functioning cystometrogram machine for at least several years. In addition, Dr. Zadra dictated that he performed a “urethrotomy” in three cases, when RVH did not have a pediatric urethrotome and this procedure should have been recorded as a “meatotomy.” Fur- thermore, in one case, Dr. Zadra dictated that he performed a procedure using a urethrotome under local anesthetic, which is considered to be an un- usual practice as the urethrotome is only used in the ISSUE 2, 2018 DIALOGUE 81