Dialogue Volume 14 Issue 4 2018 - Page 66

DISCIPLINE SUMMARIES the Registrar of the College. Dr. Kaminski was also ordered to pay costs to the College in the amount 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. At the conclusion of the hearing, Dr. Kaminski waived his right to an appeal and the Committee administered the public reprimand. DR. KAVERI MANIAN KAVERI SELVAN PRACTICE LOCATION: Brampton AREA OF PRACTICE: General Practice HEARING INFORMATION: Plea of No Contest; Statement of Uncontested Facts; Joint Submission on Penalty On November 6, 2017, the Discipline Committee found that Dr. Kaveri Selvan committed an act of professional misconduct, in that he engaged in con- duct or an act or omission relevant to the practice of medicine that, having regard to all the circumstances, would reasonably be regarded by members as dis- graceful, dishonourable, or unprofessional. Dr. Kaveri Selvan received his certificate of regis- tration authorizing independent practice in Ontario in February 2011. Between August 2011 and July 2012, he practised part-time at the Bur Oak Medical Centre (BOMC). DISGRACEFUL, DISHONOURABLE, OR UNPROFESSIONAL CONDUCT On a late evening in November 2012, Dr. Kaveri Selvan returned home from work to find a fam- ily member had unexpectedly left the family home with his two young children. Dr. Kaveri Selvan was advised that to secure the return of his children, he would need to bring a motion before family court and provide support for his position that the children should be placed in his care and custody. The next day, Dr. Kaveri Selvan went to BOMC and showed the assistant on duty photographs on his phone of his family member’s consultation report 66 DIALOGUE ISSUE 4, 2018 prepared by her treating specialist at the hospital. Dr. Kaveri Selvan asked if there was a copy of this report in the family member’s BOMC chart. He was advised that the family member’s chart did not contain a copy of the report. Without her consent, Dr. Kaveri Selvan then requested the family member’s records and signed his own name above the line that says “Signature of Patient” on the requisition form. The requisition was subsequently faxed to the hospital by BOMC. Dr. Kaveri Selvan left BOMC with copies of some records from the family member’s BOMC chart, containing her personal health information. He did not have the family member’s consent to receive her records from the hospital or BOMC. He did not return to BOMC to retrieve copies of the hospital records that were the subject of the requisition he had signed. On the same day, Dr. Kaveri Selvan also requested and received a copy of his family member’s prescrip- tion history from the Bur Oak Discount Pharmacy without her consent. The following day, Dr. Kaveri Selvan filed an emer- gency motion in the family court seeking the return of his children and attached copies of the family member’s medical records he received from BOMC and from the pharmacy. He did not have the con- sent of the family member to file these records with the court. He was not represented by a lawyer at the time. Dr. Kaveri Selvan was initially not successful in securing the return of his children, despite his mo- tion and continued proceedings before the court. Dr. Kaveri Selvan subsequently obtained a letter from BOMC, dated November 16, 2012, including information about his family member, which was written on BOMC’s primary physician’s letterhead, bearing the primary physician’s stamp and what ap- peared to be the primary physician’s signature. He did not have the consent of the family member to obtain this letter. In the next two months, Dr. Kaveri Selvan brought a new motion before the court for the return of his chil- dren and included copies of the family member’s medi- cal and pharmacy records and a copy of the November 16, 2012 letter. He did not have the consent of the family member to file these records with the court. Pursuant to court orders, custody of Dr. Kaveri