Dialogue Volume 14 Issue 4 2018 - Page 60

DISCIPLINE SUMMARIES tient complaints revealed that Dr. Frank had failed to maintain the standard of practice of the profession in the care and treatment of patients and demonstrated a lack of knowledge amounting to incompetence in the following respects: • failing to adequately investigate causes of patients’ symptoms prior to deciding on surgical management; • failing to obtain informed consent before perform- ing surgeries or procedures; • failing to adequately document informed consent discussions and the manner in which she conducted gynecological surgeries; • performing surgeries and procedures in a manner inconsistent with the standards of practice of the profession; and • failing to adequately monitor and assess post-oper- ative patients, including those exhibiting symptoms of complications. (c) requiring Dr. Frank to practise only in a group set- ting which has been approved by the College; and (d) requiring Dr. Frank to comply with a variety of terms to facilitate monitoring (e.g., unannounced inspections, information-sharing). For complete details, please see the full decision at www.cpso.on.ca. Select Find a Doctor and enter the doctor’s name. Dr. Frank had entered into a series of undertakings to the College as a result of prior complaints, reports, and practice assessments, as well as interim measures pending the conclusion of the discipline proceeding. As a result, since 2011 Dr. Frank has been prohibited from performing any obstetrical or gynecological surgeries. By the time of the hearing, as a result of prior restrictions, Dr. Frank’s practice consisted of reproductive endocrinology and infertility, office gy- necology and early obstetrical care. Her practice had also been subject to clinical supervision for a number of years in these areas, and the recent reports were consistently positive. HEARING INFORMATION: Admission; Agreed Statement of Facts; Joint Submission on Penalty ORDER The Committee ordered: a 24-month suspension on Dr. Frank’s certificate of registration; a reprimand; and terms, conditions and limitations on Dr. Frank’s certificate of registration. Dr. Frank shall also pay the College costs in the amount of $10,180.00. The terms, conditions and limitations ordered on Dr. Frank’s certificate of registration, include: (a) limiting Dr. Frank’s practice to the areas of repro- ductive endocrinology and infertility, office-based gynecology and early obstetrical care; (b) requiring Dr. Frank to comply with any Col- lege policy regarding re-entering practice, upon returning to practice; 60 DIALOGUE ISSUE 4, 2018 At the conclusion of the hearing, Dr. Frank waived her right to an appeal and the Committee administered the public reprimand. DR. DAVID MICHAEL GOODWIN PRACTICE LOCATION: Niagara Falls AREA OF PRACTICE: General Practice On July 19, 2018, the Discipline Committee found that Dr. Goodwin committed an act of professional misconduct, in that he engaged in an act or omis- sion relevant to the practise of medicine that, having regard to all the circumstances, would reasonably be regarded by members as disgraceful, dishonourable or unprofessional. Dr. Goodwin is a physician who received his certif- icate of registration authorizing independent practice in Ontario in 1975. Dr. Goodwin's certificate of reg- istration with the College expired on May 31, 2018. Dr. Goodwin practised family medicine in Ontario until November 2015. He also acted as the medical director of a long-term care facility in Ontario. Dr. Goodwin resigned from this role effective January 1, 2018. At the time of the incidents described below, Dr. Goodwin was a member of the Ontario Medical Association in addition to being a Council mem- ber of the OMA and a member of the Executive of the OMA's Section on General and Family Practice (SGFP). At the relevant times, Dr. Virginia Walley was President of the OMA and the Minister of Health for Ontario was Dr. Eric Hoskins. On July 11, 2016, the OMA and the Ontario government reached a tenta-