Dialogue Volume 14 Issue 4 2018 - Page 81

DISCIPLINE SUMMARIES government reached a tentative agreement dealing with government funding for physician services and changes to the physician fee schedule, among other issues. The tPSA was to have a term of four years, and would have replaced a previous agreement, which terminated in 2014. The tPSA was endorsed by the OMA’s Board, including by Dr. Virginia Wal- ley, who was President of the OMA at the time. The OMA promoted the agreement in the weeks leading up to a general meeting, which took place on August 14, 2016. On August 14, 2016, the OMA member- ship voted to reject the tPSA. DR. TJANDRAWIDJAJA’S EMAIL On July 30, 2016, OMA members received an email providing information regarding an upcoming vote to ratify the tPSA. The email encouraged members to vote in favour of the agreement. It was sent from an email address used by OMA staff to communicate publicly about the tPSA, and was signed by Dr. Walley. On July 31, 2016, Dr. Tjandrawidjaja replied by sending the fol- lowing email to Dr. Walley: “You are a turd.” On August 8, 2016, Dr. Tjandrawidjaja sent the following email directly to Dr. Walley’s personal email address: “Virginia, how much are the liberals bribing you? It will likely come out at some point.” The emails sent by Dr. Tjandrawidjaja were viewed by Dr. Walley as well as OMA staff who monitored the tPSA email address. DR. TJANDRAWIDJAJA’S RESPONSE DURING INVESTIGATION Dr. Tjandrawidjaja acknowledged the emails were inappropriate, stating that he regretted sending them, and indicating he wished to apologize to Dr. Walley, among other things. On November 2017, Dr. Tjandrawidjaja completed 4.5 hours of one-on-one professional communica- tion coaching to develop skills related to professional communication and collaboration with colleagues. ORDER The Committee directed that Dr. Tjandrawidjaja be reprimanded and pay costs to the College in the amount of $6,000. 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. Tjandrawidjaja waived his right to an appeal and the Committee ad- ministered the public reprimand. DR. LESLIE CURTIS WRIGHT PRACTICE LOCATION: Toronto AREA OF PRACTICE: Psychiatry HEARING INFORMATION: Admission; Agreed Statement of Facts; Joint Submission on Penalty On February 21, 2018, the Discipline Committee found that Dr. Wright committed an act of profes- sional misconduct, in that he engaged in conduct unbecoming a physician. Dr. Wright is a psychiatrist who practises in Toron- to. He obtained his medical degree in 1993, com- pleted his specialty training in psychiatry in 1998, and obtained his certificate of independent practice in Ontario on June 30, 1998. In about 2012, Dr. Wright became particularly ac- tive on social media sites, including Facebook groups that touched on various social and political issues. When posting messages in the online chat groups, Dr. Wright identified himself as a psychiatrist who is single and practising in the city of Toronto. Beginning in 2012, Dr. Wright began, by various online messaging routes, to systematically approach and befriend women who were also followers of the Facebook groups in which Dr. Wright participated, or who were friends of the followers he befriended. All of the women resided in the United States. After establishing a connection, Dr. Wright would im- mediately send numerous messages to the women. In the messages, Dr. Wright referred to his status as a psychiatrist in Ontario and discussed therapeutic techniques and mental health issues in a general manner. Dr. Wright then rapidly sexualized the conversations, engaging in online sexual relationships in a lewd manner. This included sending the women naked pictures of himself, including his genitalia, and encouraging them to send him naked pictures of themselves, including their genitalia. He engaged in repeated, explicit and graphic intimate and online sexual behaviour with multiple women at the same ISSUE 4, 2018 DIALOGUE 81