Dialogue Volume 15 Issue 1 2019 - Page 55

DISCIPLINE SUMMARIES leges in Quebec on his Annual Renewals with the College in 2014, 2015 and 2016. Prior to his 2014 Annual Renewal, Dr. Khuon had disclosed that he was registered with the CMQ on his Annual Re- newals in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013. Dr Khuon’s failure to declare on his Annual Renewals that he was registered with the CMQ, or had hospital privileges in Quebec, coincided with incidents at the Gatineau Hospital involving Dr. Khuon’s care of two adults and two pediatric patients in the emergency depart- ment and inquiries into those incidents by the hospi- tal and the CMQ. ORDER The Discipline Committee ordered: a two-month suspension on Dr. Khuon’s certificate of registration; a reprimand; individualized instruction in medical ethics; and payment to the College for hearing costs 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. Khuon waived his right to an appeal and the Committee administered the public reprimand. DR. ALAN HOWARD LAITY benzodiazepines throughout their 8.5-year physician- patient relationship, either missing or ignoring clear warning signs that Patient A was addicted to and/or abusing the medication he prescribed. Dr. Laity pre- scribed Patient A a significant amount of clonazepam after a three-month hospital admission for benzo- diazepine abuse, contrary to the advice contained in specialist notes he had received from the hospital days earlier, advising Dr. Laity that Patient A had been weaned off of all benzodiazepines. Dr. Laity had resigned from the College in June 2017. Dr. Laity entered into an undertaking to the College not to apply or reapply for registration in Ontario or any other jurisdiction. ORDER The Committee took into account the undertaking and ordered that Dr. Laity attend before the panel to be reprimanded, and pay hearing costs in the amount of $10,180. 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. Laity waived his right to an appeal and the Committee administered the public reprimand. PRACTICE LOCATION: London DR. DEAN CAREY LEDUC AREA OF PRACTICE: Family Medicine PRACTICE LOCATION: Orleans HEARING INFORMATION: Admission; Agreed State- ment of Facts; Joint Submission on Penalty AREA OF PRACTICE: Family Medicine On October 15, 2018, the Discipline Committee found that Dr. Laity engaged in professional mis- conduct in that he failed to maintain the standard of practice of the profession and engaged in an act relevant to the practice of medicine that having regard to all the circumstances would reasonably be regarded by members as disgraceful, dishonourable or unprofessional. Dr. Laity admitted to prescribing and record-keep- ing deficiencies in his care and treatment of Patient A. Dr. Laity prescribed Patient A escalating doses of HEARING INFORMATION: Admission; Agreed State- ment of Facts; Joint Submission on Penalty On September 17, 2018, the Discipline Committee found that Dr. Leduc committed an act of profes- sional misconduct, in that he has failed to maintain the standard of practice of the profession, and in that he has engaged in an act or omission relevant to the practice of medicine that, having regard to all the cir- cumstances, would reasonably be regarded by mem- bers as disgraceful, dishonourable or unprofessional. Patient A became a patient of Dr. Leduc in the late 1990s, when she was a teenager. Between approxi- ISSUE 1, 2019 DIALOGUE 55