Dialogue Volume 15 Issue 1 2019 - Page 56

DISCIPLINE SUMMARIES mately September 2003 and September 2013, Patient A saw Dr. Leduc for a variety of physical and mental health issues. Dr. Leduc’s clinical care of Patient A was reviewed by a College expert who opined that Dr. Leduc’ care: • demonstrated a significant lack of knowledge regarding safe prescribing habits for narcotics and benzodiazepines; • demonstrated a significant lack of skill in managing this patient’s numerous aberrant behaviors; and • demonstrated a staggering lack of judgment in his continuing prescriptions of medications to this pa- tient while being aware of the risk of addiction and harm to this patient. Boundary Violations In July 2011, Patient A experienced a traumatic per- sonal event and confided in Dr. Leduc. After discuss- ing the events in some detail, and providing counsel- ling, Dr. Leduc hugged Patient A in his office. Over the next two years, Dr. Leduc and Patient A would often hug at the end of an appointment. Between June 2012 and spring 2013, Dr. Leduc and Patient A met outside the office on three occa- sions. During these meetings they went to restaurants or a café, Dr. Leduc paid for Patient A’s food and drinks, he disclosed personal information to Patient A and, on two occasions, he drove her home. Despite his knowledge that Patient A struggled with alcohol addiction, and the fact that she was on Demerol and benzodiazepines that he had prescribed to her, Dr. Leduc did not object to Patient A order- ing alcoholic drinks on two occasions. Dr. Leduc hugged Patient A and/or they exchanged kisses on the cheek during one or more than one of the three out of office encounters. ORDER The Committee ordered a six-month suspension on Dr. Leduc’s certificate of registration and a repri- mand. Dr. Leduc was also ordered to pay hearing costs to the College in the amount of $16, 012. For complete details, please see the full decision at www.cpso.on.ca. Select Find a Doctor and enter the doctor’s name. 56 DIALOGUE ISSUE 1, 2019 At the conclusion of the hearing, Dr. Leduc waived his right to an appeal and the Committee administered the public reprimand. DR. CHEE CHOON LEE PRACTICE LOCATION: Scarborough AREA OF PRACTICE: General Practice HEARING INFORMATION: Allegations Denied; Contested Hearing (Two days) On December 14, 2017, the Discipline Committee found that Dr. Lee committed an act of professional misconduct, in that he has engaged in conduct or an act or omission relevant to the practice of medicine that, having regard to all of the circumstances, would reasonably be regarded by members as disgraceful, dishonorable, or unprofessional. Patient A The Committee found that on July 21, 2014 Dr. Lee came so close to Patient A, that a movement of her head resulted in a lipstick smear on his cheek. There was no medical reason for Dr. Lee to be in such close proximity to Patient A. However, the Committee was not persuaded, as Patient A alleged, that Dr. Lee kissed Patient A on her lips. Patient B In May, 2017 Dr. Lee administered an injection to a female patient without a practice monitor pres- ent, contrary to the terms of the s.37 Order of the Inquiries, Complaints and Reports Committee which restricts him from seeing female patients except in the presence of a practice monitor acceptable to the College. ORDER The Committee ordered a three-month suspension of Dr. Lee’s certificate of registration, and a reprimand. The Committee also ordered Dr. Lee to pay hearing costs to the College in the amount of $21,180.00. For complete details, please see the full decision at www.cpso.on.ca. Select Find a Doctor and enter the doctor’s name.