Baird, Wycliffe Hobart (CPSO#: 24565)

Current Status: Active Member as of 13 Jul 1972

CPSO Registration Class: Restricted as of 08 Jul 2016

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Summary

Former Name: No Former Name

Gender: Male

Languages Spoken: English, French

Education:Dalhousie University, 1972

Practice Information

Primary Location of Practice
High Point Medical Centre
Suite 303
3461 Dixie Road
Mississauga ON  L4Y 3X4
Phone: (905) 625-0889
Fax: (905) 625-9702
Electoral District: 05

Hospital Privileges

No Privileges reported.

Hospital Notices

Source:  Hospital
Active Date:  July 9, 2014
Expiry Date:  
Summary:  
On July 15, 2014, Trillium Health Partners notified the College that Dr. Wycliffe H. Baird's privileges were suspended, effective July 9, 2014. On September 11, 2014, Trillium Health Partners notified the College of the termination of the suspension consequent to Dr. Baird's retirement and relinquishment of privileges, effective September 10, 2014.

Registration History

Action Issue Date
First certificate of registration issued: Independent Practice Certificate Effective: 13 Jul 1972
Transfer of class of certificate to: Restricted certificate Effective: 08 Jul 2016
Terms and conditions amended by Discipline Committee Effective: 01 Nov 2017

Practice Restrictions

Imposed By Effective Date Expiry Date Status  
Discipline Committee Effective: 01 Nov 2017 Active View Details [+]
            (1 of 2)
            As from 11:59 p.m., November 1, 2017, by order of the Discipline Committee of
            the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, the following term,
            condition and limitation is imposed on the certificate of registration held by
            Dr.Wycliffe Hobart Baird:

                  Dr. Baird successfully complete individualized (one-on-one) instruction
                  in medical ethics, with an instructor approved by the College, at his own
                  expense and provide proof of completion to the College prior to his
                  resumption of practice.
                  
            (2 of 2)
            As from July 8, 2016, the following terms, conditions and limitations are
            imposed on the certificate of registration held by Dr. Wycliffe Hobart Baird in
            accordance with an undertaking and consent given by Dr. Baird to the College of
            Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario:



                               UNDERTAKING, ACKNOWLEDGEMENT AND CONSENT 
                                            ("Undertaking")

                                                  of

                                       DR. WYCLIFFE HOBART BAIRD
                                             ("Dr. Baird")

                                                  to 

                             COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS OF ONTARIO
                                            (the "College")



            A.    PREAMBLE

            (1)   In this Undertaking:

                  "Code" means the Health Professions Procedural Code, which is Schedule 2
                  to the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991, S.O. 1991, c. 18, as
                  amended; 
                  
                  "ICR Committee" means the Inquiries, Complaints and Reports Committee of
                  the College;
                  
                  "NMS" means the Drug Program Services Branch, the Narcotics Monitoring
                  System implemented under the Narcotics Safety and Awareness Act, 2010;

                  "OHIP" means the Ontario Health Insurance Plan.
                  
            (2)   I, Dr. Baird, certificate of registration number 24565, am a member of
                  the College.  The College has received information regarding my standard
                  of practice.

            B.    UNDERTAKING

            (3)   I, Dr. Baird, acknowledge and agree that I am bound by this Undertaking
                  from the date on which I sign it. 



            (4)   Practice Restriction

                  (a)   I, Dr. Baird, undertake that, effective immediately, I will cease
                        to engage in the practice of Emergency Medicine.
                  
            (5)   Clinical Supervision 

                  (a)   I, Dr. Baird, undertake to practise under the guidance of a
                        clinical supervisor(s) acceptable to the College (the "Clinical
                        Supervisor(s)"), for at least six months in duration ("Clinical
                        Supervision"). 
                  
                  (b)   I, Dr. Baird, acknowledge that I have reviewed the Clinical
                        Supervisor(s)'s undertaking, attached hereto as Appendix "A", and
                        understand what is required of the Clinical Supervisor(s). The
                        Clinical Supervisor(s) will, at minimum: 
                  
                        (i)   Facilitate the education program set out in the
                              Individualized Education Plan ("IEP") attached as Appendix
                              "B";
                  
                        (ii)  Review at least fifteen to twenty (15-20) of my patient
                              charts once every month;
                  
                        (iii) Meet with me once every month;
                  
                        (iv)  Discuss any concerns arising from the chart reviews;
                  
                        (v)   Make recommendations to me for practice improvements and
                              ongoing professional development and inquire into my
                              compliance with the recommendations; 
                  
                        (vi)  Perform any other duties, such as reviewing other documents
                              or conducting interviews with staff or colleagues, that the
                              Clinical Supervisor(s) deem necessary to my Clinical
                              Supervision; and
                  
                        (vii) Submit written reports to the College at least once every
                              three months, or more frequently if the Clinical
                              Supervisor(s) has concerns about my standard of practice.
                  
                  (c)   I, Dr. Baird, acknowledge that the charts reviewed shall be
                        selected by the Clinical Supervisor(s) based on the educational
                        needs identified in the IEP set out at Appendix "B" to my
                        Undertaking, as well as the areas of concern identified in the
                        reports of the medical inspector dated March 26, 2016 and June 13,
                        2016, and concerns that may arise during the period of Clinical
                        Supervision.
                  
                  
                  
                  
                  (d)   I, Dr. Baird, undertake to cooperate fully with the Clinical
                        Supervision of my practice, conducted under the term of this
                        Undertaking and Appendix "A" attached, and to abide by the
                        recommendations of my Clinical Supervisor(s), including but not
                        limited to, any recommended practice improvements and ongoing
                        professional development.
                  
                  (e)   I, Dr. Baird, undertake to ensure that Appendix "A" to this
                        Undertaking, is signed and delivered to the College within thirty
                        (30) days of the date I execute this Undertaking.
                  
                  (f)   I, Dr. Baird, undertake that if a person who has given an
                        undertaking in Appendix "A" to this Undertaking is unable or
                        unwilling to continue to fulfill its provisions, I shall, within
                        twenty (20) days of receiving notice of same, obtain an executed
                        undertaking in the same form from a similarly qualified person who
                        is acceptable to the College and ensure that it is delivered to the
                        College within that time.
                  
                  (g)   I, Dr. Baird, agree that if I am unable to obtain a Clinical
                        Supervisor on the provisions set out under sections (5)(e) and/or
                        (f) above, I will cease practising medicine until such time as I
                        have obtained a Clinical Supervisor acceptable to the College.  
                  
                  (h)   I, Dr. Baird, agree that if I am required to cease practise as a
                        result of section (5)(g) above this will constitute a term,
                        condition or limitation on my certificate of registration and that
                        term, condition or limitation will be included on the public
                        register.
                  
                  
            (6)   Reassessment of Practice

                  (a)   I, Dr. Baird, undertake that, approximately six (6) months after
                        the completion of the Clinical Supervision set out in section (3)
                        above and Appendix "A" attached, I will submit to a Reassessment of
                        my practice ("the Reassessment") by an assessor or assessors
                        selected by the College (the "Assessor(s)").  I acknowledge and
                        agree that the Reassessment may include a chart review, direct
                        observation of my care, interviews with colleagues and co-workers,
                        feedback from patients and any other tools deemed necessary by the
                        College.
                  
                  (b)   I, Dr. Baird, undertake to co-operate fully with the Reassessment,
                        conducted under the term of this Undertaking.
                  
                  (c)   I, Dr. Baird, acknowledge and agree that my Clinical Supervisor(s)
                        may receive and review the findings of the Assessor(s), and may
                        discuss with the Assessor(s) any issues or concerns arising from
                        the Reassessment.  I also acknowledge that the results of the
                        Reassessment will be provided to me and reported to the College and
                        the report may form the basis of further action by the College. 
                  
                  (d)   I, Dr. Baird, understand and agree that if I am of the view that
                        any of the Assessor(s)'s recommendations are unreasonable, I will
                        have thirty (30) days following my receipt of the recommendations
                        within which to provide the College with my submissions in this
                        regard.  I further understand and agree that thereafter, the ICR
                        Committee will consider my submissions and make a determination
                        regarding whether or not the recommendations, or any of them, are
                        reasonable and if so, whether they, or any of them, constitute
                        limitations or restrictions on my practice, and that decision will
                        be provided to me.
                  
                  (e)   I, Dr. Baird, undertake that, following the decision referenced in
                        section (6)(d) above, I will abide by those recommendations of the
                        Assessor(s) that the ICR Committee has determined are reasonable. 
                  
                  (f)   I, Dr. Baird, hereby consent to any of the following being included
                        on the public register as terms, conditions or limitations on my
                        certificate of registration, for the purposes of section 23 of the
                        Code: 
                  
                        (i)   any recommendations of the Assessor(s) which are terms,
                              conditions or limitations on my practice;  
                  
                        (ii)  any recommendations of the Assessor(s) which the ICR
                              Committee has identified in its decision referenced in
                              section (6)(d) as terms, conditions or limitations on my
                              practice.
                  
            (7)   Monitoring 

                  (a)   I, Dr. Baird, undertake to inform the College of each and every
                        location that I practise or have privileges, including, but not
                        limited to, hospital(s), clinic(s) and office(s), in any
                        jurisdiction (collectively my "Practice Location(s)"), within
                        fifteen (15) days of executing this Undertaking.  Going forward, I
                        further undertake to inform the College of any and all new Practice
                        Locations within fifteen (15) days of commencing practice at that
                        location.
                  
                  (b)   I, Dr. Baird, undertake and agree that I will submit to, and not
                        interfere with, unannounced inspections of my Practice Location(s)
                        and patient records by a College representative for the purposes of
                        monitoring my compliance with the provisions of this Undertaking.
                  
                  (c)   I, Dr. Baird, give my irrevocable consent to the College to make
                        appropriate enquiries of OHIP and/or any person who or institution
                        that may have relevant information, in order for the College to
                        monitor my compliance with the provisions of this Undertaking. 
                  
                  (d)   I, Dr. Baird, acknowledge that I have executed the OHIP consent
                        form, attached hereto as Appendix "C". 
                  
            (8)   I, Dr. Baird, undertake to comply with this Undertaking and acknowledge
                  that a breach by me of any provision of this Undertaking may constitute
                  an act of professional misconduct and/or incompetence, and may result in
                  a referral of specified allegations to the Discipline Committee of the
                  College.

            C.    ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

            (9)   I, Dr. Baird, acknowledge that all appendices attached to or referred to
                  in this Undertaking form part of this Undertaking.

            (10)  I, Dr. Baird, acknowledge that I shall be solely responsible for payment
                  of all fees, costs, charges, expenses, etc. arising from the
                  implementation of any of the provisions of this Undertaking. 

            (11)  I, Dr. Baird, acknowledge and confirm that I have read and understand the
                  provisions of this Undertaking and that I have obtained independent legal
                  counsel in reviewing and executing this Undertaking, or have waived my
                  right to do so.

            (12)  I, Dr. Baird, acknowledge that this entire Undertaking constitutes terms,
                  conditions, and limitations on my certificate of registration for the
                  purposes of section 23 of the Code. I understand that this Undertaking
                  shall be information on the College's Register that is available to the
                  public during the time period that the Undertaking remains in effect.

            (13)  I, Dr. Baird, acknowledge that the following summary will appear on the
                  College's Register that is available to the public during the time of
                  Supervision and Re-assessment of his practice:

                  *     Dr. Baird will practise under the guidance of a Clinical Supervisor
                        acceptable to the College for 6 months. 
                  *     Dr. Baird's practice will be reassessed by an assessor selected by
                        the College within 6 months of the end of the period of Clinical
                        Supervision.
                  
            (14)  I, Dr. Baird, acknowledge that the following summary will appear on the
                  College's Register that is available to the public during the time period
                  that this Undertaking remains in effect:

                  *     Dr. Baird does not practice Emergency Medicine. 
                  
            D.    CONSENT

            (15)  I, Dr. Baird, give my irrevocable consent to the College to provide this
                  Undertaking to any Chief of Staff, or a colleague with similar
                  responsibilities, at any Practice Location ("Chief(s) of Staff"), and to
                  provide said Chief(s) of Staff with any information the College has that
                  led to the circumstances of my entering into this Undertaking and/or any
                  information arising from the monitoring of my compliance with this
                  Undertaking.

            (16)  I, Dr. Baird, give my irrevocable consent to any person who requires this
                  information for the purposes of facilitating my compliance with this
                  undertaking and to all Clinical Supervisors, Chiefs of Staff and
                  Assessors, to disclose to the College, and to one another, any
                  information:

                  (a)   relevant to this Undertaking;
                  
                  (b)   relevant to the provisions of the Clinical Supervisor's undertaking
                        set out at Appendix "A";
                  
                  (c)   relevant to the Reassessment; and
                  
                  (d)   relevant for the purposes of monitoring my compliance with this
                        Undertaking.

Previous Discipline Hearings

Committee: Discipline
Decision Date: 16 Oct 2017
Summary:

On October 16, 2017, the Discipline Committee found that Dr. Wycliffe Hobart Baird committed 
an act of professional misconduct, in that he has engaged in sexual abuse of a patient and in that 
he has engaged in a conduct 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 disgraceful, 
dishonourable or unprofessional. 
 
Dr. Baird is a general practitioner who received his certificate of registration authorizing 
independent practice in Ontario in 1972. At. the relevant time, Dr. Baird practised Emergency 
Medicine at Trillium Health Partners (“the Hospital”), in Mississauga, Ontario.  
 
Patient A: Dr. Baird’s Comments of a Sexual Nature 
 
In May 2011, Patient A attended the Hospital’s emergency department in respect of a knee 
injury, sustained after falling off of her motorcycle. Mr. X, who was with Patient A at the time of 
her injury, attended at the Hospital with her. Patient A was provided with a hospital gown and 
removed her pants, so that her injury could be assessed by Dr. Baird.  
 
When Patient A asked Dr. Baird when she would be able to stand on the leg, Dr. Baird 
responded that she could stand on the leg at whatever point she was able to handle the pain. 
Patient A then asked Dr. Baird when she would be able to ride her motorcycle. Dr. Baird looked 
at Mr. X and stated words to the effect of: “he looks like a motorcycle, you could ride him.”  
 
Patient A was shocked and offended by this comment, which she perceived as sexual 
harassment. She promptly complained to the Hospital.  
 
When Dr. Baird was advised of the complaint, he expressed regret for his actions and remorse 
that the patient had been emotionally injured by the encounter. Dr. Baird agreed to write a letter 
of apology to the patient, including an assurance to the patient that as a result of this interaction 
being brought forward, he would change his behaviour.  
 
The letter of apology was not sent to Patient A. Instead, the Hospital attempted to arrange a 
meeting between Patient A and Dr. Baird.  However, Patient A rejected the invitation to meet 
with Dr. Baird.  
 
Nurse A: Dr. Baird’s Inappropriate Comments 
 
During an evening shift on April 29, 2012, Dr. Baird was the attending Emergency Room doctor. 
Nurse A was standing at the nursing station together with her co-workers when Dr. Baird was 
speaking to a patient and providing indirect instructions to the nursing staff. 
 
When the patient had left, Dr. Baird asked the nursing staff whether the instructions were 
understood. Nurse A jokingly stated that she did not understand. Dr.  Baird turned around in his 
chair to face Nurse A, patted his knees and said: “Nurse A come and sit on my lap so that I can 
spank you.” This comment was made in front of the nursing staff and two patients. Nurse A and 
her nursing colleagues then left the area.  
 
Nurse A was upset and offended as a result of Dr. Baird’s comments. At the end of the shift, 
Nurse A informed Dr. Baird that she felt uncomfortable, embarrassed and insulted by his 
comments. Dr. Baird apologized and stated that it should be taken as a joke. Nurse A filed a 
formal complaint against Dr. Baird.   
 
As a result of the complaint, Dr. Baird agreed to provide a formal letter of apology and to seek 
professional coaching with respect to eliminating inappropriate comments in the workplace, 
demonstrating professional conduct and developing a sense of empathy in order to understand 
how his comments can impact others.  
 
Dr. Baird successfully completed the professional coaching. 
 
Disposition 
 
On November 1, 2017, the Discipline Committee ordered and directed that: 
 
-   The Registrar suspend Dr. Baird’s certificate of registration for a period of two months, to 
    commence thirty (30) days from the date of this Order. 
-   The Registrar impose the following term, condition and limitation on Dr. Baird’s 
    certificate of registration: 
     -  Dr. Baird successfully complete individualized (one-on-one) instruction in medical 
        ethics, with an instructor approved by the College, at his own expense and provide 
        proof of completion to the College prior to his resumption of practice. 
-   Dr. Baird reimburse the College for funding provided to Patient A under the program 
    required under section 85.7 of the Code, by posting an irrevocable letter of credit or other 
    security acceptable to the College, within thirty days of the date of this Order, in the 
    amount of $16,060.00. 
-   Dr. Baird appear before the panel to be reprimanded within sixty (60) days of this Order. 
-   Dr. Baird pay costs to the College in the amount of $5,500.00 within thirty (30) days of 
    this Order.

Decision: Download Full Decision (PDF)
Hearing Date(s): October 16, 2017


Committee: Discipline
Decision Date: 16 May 1990
Summary:

 In May 1990, the Discipline Committee found Dr. Baird guilty of professional misconduct, as defined 
 in Ontario Regulation 448/80, as amended, in that he charged a fee that was excessive in relation 
 to the services performed, contrary to s. 27(9); in that he failed to provide within a reasonable 
 time and without cause a report or certificate requested by a patient or his authorized agent in 
 respect of an examination or treatment performed by him, contrary to s. 27(27); and in that he 
 engaged in conduct or 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, contrary to s. 27(32).  Consequently, the Committee ordered that Dr. Baird's 
 licence to practice medicine be suspended for a period of three months.

Appeal: Appeal Dismissed
Appeal Decision Date: 18 Jun 1991
Hearing Date(s): 08 Jan 1990

Concerns

Source: Member
Active Date: July 8, 2016
Expiry Date:
Summary:
Summary of the Undertaking given by Dr. Wycliffe Hobart Baird to the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, effective July 8, 2016:

• Dr. Baird does not practice Emergency Medicine.
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