No harm, no foul. Where a breach of procedural fairness has been established, the Court will not find there was a reviewable error unless the breach affected the outcome

22. February 2022 0
Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – College of Physicians and Surgeons – Judicial review – Investigations – Procedural requirements and fairness – Standard of review – Reasonableness – Abuse of process – Physicians and surgeons – Competence – Records – Training requirements Al-Kazely v. College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, [2022] O.J. No. 32, ...

College’s decision to terminate physician’s assessment was reasonable given concerns about patient safety

21. September 2021 0
Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – College of Physicians and Surgeons – Judicial review – Procedural requirements and fairness – Natural justice – Standard of review – Reasonableness – Physicians and surgeons – Governance – Competence Sandhu v College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta, [2021] A.J. No. 883, 2021 ABQB 494, Alberta Court of ...

Court upholds revocation of physician’s licence after repeated care and conduct concerns over a lengthy period of time

16. March 2021 0
Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – College of Physicians and Surgeons – Judicial review – Standard of review – Correctness – Professions – Physicians and surgeons – Billing matters – Disciplinary proceedings – Professional misconduct or conduct unbecoming – Penalties Hanson v. College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, [2021] O.J. No. 336, 2021 ONSC ...

Professional’s pattern of disruptive conduct can constitute unprofessional conduct

21. July 2020 0
Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – College of Physicians and Surgeons – Suspension – Judicial review – Appeals – Standard of review – Correctness – Physicians and surgeons – Professional misconduct or conduct unbecoming Al-Ghamdi v. College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta, [2020] A.J. No. 207, 2020 ABCA 71, Alberta Court of Appeal, February ...

An example of how not to suspend a physician from practice for incapacity

21. January 2020 0
The Appellant physician, Dr. Collett, successfully appealed a decision of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta’s Appeal Council. The Appeal Council had dismissed Dr. Collett’s appeal of the Complaint Director’s decision to suspend him from practice on July 31, 2018. Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – College of Physicians and Surgeons – Suspension ...

Complainant in professional discipline matter lacked standing to judicially review merits of decision to dismiss complaint

19. November 2019 0
Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – College of Physicians and Surgeons – Complaints lacking merit – Judicial review – Appeals – Standing – Physicians and surgeons – Professional misconduct Makis v. College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta, [2019] A.J. No. 1229, 2019 ABCA 341, Alberta Court of Appeal, September 13, 2019, R. Khullar J.A. ...

College of Physicians of Alberta failed to afford an internationally trained physician adequate procedural fairness

15. October 2019 0
Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – College of Physicians and Surgeons – Professions – Physicians and surgeons – Judicial review – Compliance with legislation – Procedural requirements and fairness – Standard of review – Reasonableness Mohamed v. College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta, [2019] A.J. No. 1134, 2019 ABQB 657, Alberta Court of Queen’s ...

A doctor’s petition for judicial review of the College’s rejection of his application for independent registration was dismissed. While the first of the two College assessments of the doctor was more favourable than the second, it was made clear that the first assessment was an interim one and the second was final, so the College was entitled to rely upon the findings of the second assessment over the first

18. September 2018 0
Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – College of Physicians and Surgeons – Professions – Physicians and surgeons – Judicial review – Compliance with legislation – Procedural requirements and fairness – Standard of review – Correctness – Reasonableness Alfahem v. College of Physicians & Surgeons of Alberta, [2018] A.J. No. 869, 2018 ABQB 539, Alberta Court ...

Where a hearing panel’s penalty decision falls within a reasonable range of outcomes, deference should be given to that committee’s decision in light of its expertise

Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – College of Physicians and Surgeons – Judicial review – Appeals – Standard of review – Reasonableness – Physicians and surgeons – Disciplinary proceedings – Professional misconduct or conduct unbecoming – Sexual relations with patients – Suspensions College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario v. Peirovy, [2018] OJ No 2341, ...

Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench finds investigation into physician’s alleged misconduct was adequate and dismisses application for judicial review

18. July 2017 0
The applicant, Ms. Tran (the “Applicant”), sought judicial review of a decision of the Complaint Review Committee of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta (the “College”) that dismissed the complaint against two physicians involved in the care of the Applicant’s mother. Administrative law  –  Decisions of administrative tribunals  –  College of Physicians and Surgeons  –  ...