Dialogue Volume 14 Issue 4 2018 - Page 54

DISCIPLINE SUMMARIES Dr. Davison visited Patient A at his condominium, where he lives alone, and requested financial assis- tance from Patient A. Only Dr. Davison and Patient A were present for this discussion. Patient A agreed and provided a cheque for $10,000 to Dr. Davison. Dr. Davison indicated he would return the money once he was in a position to do so and cashed Patient A’s cheque on July 28, 2016. In August 2016, Dr. Da- vison attended at Patient A’s condominium again to advise that he was not yet in a position to return the money. He expected to receive a payment from OHIP in mid-August which had not yet arrived as expected. The College received a complaint about Dr. Da- vison on September 1, 2016 from a close friend of Patient A, Ms. B. Dr. Davison was verbally notified of the complaint on September 12, 2016 and in writing on September 19, 2016. On September 20, 2016 Dr. Davison received a payment from OHIP. That same day, Dr. Davison provided a cheque, dated September 20, 2016 to Patient A in the amount of $10,000, together with a thank you card. The cheque was cashed on September 22, 2016. ORDER The Committee ordered: a three-month suspen- sion on Dr. Davison’s certificate of registration; a reprimand; and successful completion of a course in medical ethics. Dr. Davison was also ordered to pay $5,500 for the costs of the proceeding. For complete details, 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. Davison 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. 54 DIALOGUE ISSUE 4, 2018 DR. JOHN LESLIE DIMOCK PRACTICE LOCATION: Ottawa AREA OF PRACTICE: Psychiatry HEARING INFORMATION: Admission; Agreed Statement of Facts; Joint Submission on Penalty On January 10, 2018, the Discipline Committee found that Dr. Dimock committed an act of profes- sional misconduct, in that he engaged in conduct or an act or omission relevant to the practice of medi- cine that, having regard to all the circumstances, would reasonably be regarded by members as dis- graceful, dishonourable or unprofessional. Dr. Dimock is a psychiatrist practising in Ottawa, Ontario and Virginia, USA. He received his certifi- cate of registration authorizing independent practice in Ontario in 1980. PATIENT A On June 26, 2014, Patient A complained to the College regarding his two appointments with Dr. Dimock in May 2013, and a report Dr. Dimock had written about Patient A to Patient A’s family doctor in June 2013. Patient A complained that Dr. Dimock failed to conduct an adequate psychiatric assessment, failed to provide an adequate report, behaved unprofession- ally, was rude and arrogant, and made inappropriate comments, including about his secretary and about Jewish and Palestinian people. Patient A said Dr. Dimock talked about his personal matters for a good portion of the appointment, and used the word “ap- parently” seven times in his written report, includ- ing referring to Patient A as “apparently Canadian”, which indicated a form of racism, discrimination or bias towards Patient A. On October 5, 2015, the Inquiries, Complaints, and Reports Committee (ICRC) of the College con- sidered Patient A’s complaint. The ICRC noted that: there was similarity between Patient A’s concerns and concerns raised in previous complaints regarding Dr. Dimock’s care and professionalism, upon which the College had previously taken action. The ICRC ordered that: