Dialogue Volume 14 Issue 3 2018 - Page 46

DISCIPLINE SUMMARIES continued to practise medicine without supervision, without a reassessment of his practice, and without College approval, both in breach of the 2010 Order and contrary to the terms, conditions, and limita- tions on his certificate of registration. • Dr. Sekhon failed to maintain the standard of practice of the profession and was incompetent in the care of both individual complainants and patients whose care was reviewed by medical inspectors reviewing both his family practice and his narcotics prescribing; ORDER The Discipline Committee ordered: a reprimand; and a one month suspension on Dr. Rosenhek's certifi- cate of registration. He was also ordered to pay costs of $5,500. For complete details, please see the full decision at www.cpso.on.ca. Select Find a Doctor and enter the doctor’s name. • Dr. Sekhon engaged in disgraceful, dishonourable and unprofessional conduct in his manner of termi- nating a treating relationship with a patient, whose confidentiality he breached by doing so in front of other people; At the conclusion of the hearing, Dr. Rosenhek waived his right to an appeal and the Committee administered the public reprimand. DR. RAJINDER SINGH SEKHON PRACTICE LOCATION: Ajax AREA OF PRACTICE: General Practice HEARING INFORMATION: Uncontested Allegations; State- ment of Uncontested Facts; Joint Submission on Penalty On October 12, 2016, the Discipline Committee found that Dr. Sekhon committed acts of profes- sional misconduct in that: he has engaged in the sexual abuse of a patient; he has failed to maintain the standard of practice of the profession; and he has engaged in conduct or acts or omissions relevant to the practice of medicine that, having regard to all the circumstances, would reasonably be regarded by members as disgraceful, dishonourable or unprofes- sional. The Discipline Committee also found that Dr. Sekhon is incompetent. Dr. Sekhon is a family physician who received his certificate of registration authorizing independent practice in 1989. He has practised in Windsor, To- ronto, Tecumseh, and Ajax. A detailed Statement of Uncontested Facts was filed before the discipline panel. Dr. Sekhon’s conduct included, among other things: 46 DIALOGUE ISSUE 3, 2018 • Dr. Sekhon engaged in disgraceful, dishonourable and unprofessional conduct in his communica- tions with a patient with whom he was impatient, and whom he failed to listen to and to address her concerns about pain she was experiencing; • Dr. Sekhon sexually abused and engaged in dis- graceful, dishonourable or unprofessional conduct regarding Patient D. He treated her while dating her, and she began to take drugs in his company and became addicted to narcotics. He told her that if she had sex with him he would give her drugs. They began a sexual relationship a few weeks after the last documented care in the patient record, and began living together. While they were in a sexual relationship, Dr. Sekhon prescribed for Patient D occasionally and also gave her drugs, including narcotics, which he supplied to her in amounts of his choosing. He wrote prescriptions for others, including Patient D’s family members, then took the medications back for his own use, taking them himself, supplying them to Patient D, and giving and selling them to others. Dr. Sekhon instructed Patient D to lie to the hospital about what hap- pened when she overdosed, because he did not want the hospital to know that she had taken and been harmed by drugs he gave her. On one occa- sion, Dr. Sekhon tied Patient D to her bed, injected her with Demerol, and had sexual intercourse with her against her will while she remained tied to the bed. • Dr. Sekhon engaged in sexual abuse of Patient E, who \[\ٙXHX[Y\[[YY[\BܘXY[ \ۛ\XH[[ٙ\[ۘ[ۙX\\H^X[H\\Y\[XYH[