Doyle, Christopher Stephen (CPSO#: 66747)

Current Status: Suspended as of 10 May 2017

CPSO Registration Class: Restricted as of 22 Dec 2009

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Summary

Former Name: No Former Name

Gender: Male

Languages Spoken: English

Education:McGill University, 1993

Practice Information

Primary Location of Practice
Practice Address Not Available
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Professional Corporation Information

Corporation Name: Dr. C. S. Doyle Medicine Professional Corporation

Certificate of Authorization Status: Inactive: Apr 25 2014


Corporation Name: Dr. C. S. Doyle Medicine Professional Corporation

Certificate of Authorization Status: Issued Date:  Feb 11 2016

Shareholders:
Dr. C. Doyle ( CPSO# 66747 )

Business Address:
268 Lakeshore Road East
Suite 204
Mississauga ON  L5G 1H1
Phone Number: (905) 916-4357

Medical Records Location

Address: Tel: (905) 916-4357 Email: iimh@rogers.com
Instructions: Patients looking to obtain a copy of their medical records may contact Dr. Doyle via telephone or email
Date Received: 10 Aug 2017

Hospital Privileges

Hospital Location
Cambridge Memorial Hospital Cambridge

Specialties

Specialty Issued On Type
Psychiatry Effective: 30 Jun 1998 RCPSC Specialist

Post Graduate Training

Please note: This information may not be a complete record of post-graduate training.

University of Toronto, 01 Jul 1993 to 30 Jun 1994
PostGrad Yr 1 - Psychiatry

University of Toronto, 01 Jul 1994 to 30 Jun 1995
Resident 1 - Psychiatry

University of Toronto, 01 Jul 1995 to 30 Jun 1996
Resident 2 - Psychiatry

University of Toronto, 01 Jul 1996 to 30 Jun 1997
Resident 3 - Psychiatry

University of Toronto, 01 Jul 1997 to 30 Jun 1998
Resident 4 - Psychiatry

Registration History

Action Issue Date
First certificate of registration issued: Postgraduate Education Certificate Effective: 01 Jul 1993
Expired: Terms and conditions of certificate of registration Expiry: 30 Jun 1998
Subsequent certificate of registration issued: Restricted certificate Effective: 06 Jul 1998
Transfer of class of registration to: Independent Practice Certificate Effective: 02 May 2001
Transfer of class of certificate to: Restricted certificate Effective: 22 Dec 2009
Terms and conditions imposed on certificate Effective: 22 Dec 2009
Transfer of class of certificate to: Restricted certificate Effective: 22 Dec 2009
Terms and conditions imposed on certificate Effective: 22 Dec 2009
Suspension of registration removed Effective: 23 Jun 2010
Terms and conditions amended Effective: 16 Jan 2012
Terms and conditions amended by Discipline Committee Effective: 02 May 2013
Suspension of registration imposed: Inquiries, Complaints and Repo Effective: 10 May 2017

Pending Discipline Hearings

Summary: Dr. Christopher Stephen Doyle (April 10, 2017) Allegations of Dr. Doyle’s professional misconduct have been referred to the Discipline Committee of the College. It is alleged that Dr. Doyle is incompetent and/or failed to maintain the standard of practice of the profession in his care of patients. It is additionally alleged that Dr. Doyle is incompetent and/or failed to maintain the standard of practice of the profession and engaged in disgraceful, dishonourable or unprofessional conduct with respect to videos posted on-line. Dr. Christopher Stephen Doyle (July 10, 2017) Allegations of Dr. Doyle’s professional misconduct have been referred to the Discipline Committee of the College. It is alleged that Dr. Doyle engaged in disgraceful, dishonourable or unprofessional conduct in his communications over the telephone.

Notice of Hearing: Download Full Notice (PDF)

Hearing Date(s): January 30-February 1, 2018 March 12-16, 2018

Practice Restrictions

Registration Status: Suspended     Effective From: 10 May 2017


Imposed By Effective Date Expiry Date Status
Inquiries, Complaints and Reports Committee Effective: 10 May 2017 Active

Previous Discipline Hearings

Committee: Discipline
Decision Date: 29 Sep 2009
Summary:

On September 29, 2009, the Discipline Committee found that Dr. Doyle 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 the circumstances, would reasonably be regarded 
by members as disgraceful, dishonourable or unprofessional. 
 
Dr. Doyle, a psychiatrist, provided psychotherapy to Patient A on about 45 occasions in 2005 and 
2006. In 2009, Dr. Doyle indicated that his therapeutic relationship with Patient A had ended in 
July 2006, due to an inability to maintain a strict doctor-patient relationship. Dr. Doyle and 
Patient A went on their first date and kissed in the late summer of 2006. After this date, a 
romantic relationship developed, which involved dating, kissing, and oral sex. In the late summer 
and fall of 2006, Dr. Doyle and Patient A had sexual intercourse. Prior to their first date, there 
had never been any physical contact; in particular, there had never been physical contact while 
Patient A was seeing Dr. Doyle for clinical reasons.  
 
The Discipline Committee ordered and directed that: 
 
1.    The Registrar suspend Dr. Doyle's certificate of registration for a period of twelve (12) 
      months, to commence within twelve (12) weeks of the date of the Order. 
 
2.    Six (6) months of the suspension is to be suspended if Dr. Doyle successfully completes, 
      at his own expense, the College's Medical Ethics and Informed Consent Course, the 
      College's Boundaries Course and the College's Record Keeping Course, and provides 
      proof thereof to the College. 
 
3.    The Registrar impose as a term, condition and limitation on Dr. Doyle's certificate of 
      registration that he shall post security for funding for therapy and counseling for Patient 
      "A" referred to in the Notice of Hearing in the amount of $10,000. 
 
4.  The Registrar impose the following terms, conditions and limitations on Dr. Doyle's 
certificate of registration: 
 
      (i)   Dr. Doyle shall remain in the Physician Health Program ("PHP"), and abide by the 
            terms of his monitoring contract with the PHP.   
      (ii)  Dr. Doyle shall continue in therapy with Dr. X; or in the event Dr. X can no 
            longer continue in this role, another psychotherapist acceptable to the College.   
      (iii)  Dr. Doyle is restricted from performing long term psychotherapy for clients. 
 
Practice Monitoring 
 
      (iv)  With the exception of short-term assessments and consultations, Dr. Doyle shall 
            not provide ongoing psychiatric care to female patients, except in the presence of 
            a practice monitor ("Practice Monitor") who is a regulated health professional 
            acceptable to the College. 
      (v)   The Practice Monitor must remain in the examination or consulting room or 
            hospital ward room at all times during all ongoing psychiatric care provided to 
            any female patients by Dr. Doyle. 
 
 
 
      (vi)  Each Practice Monitor is required to maintain a log of all female patient 
            encounters, and that Log shall provide the name of the female patient, and the 
            purpose and date of the appointment ("Log").  The Practice Monitor will sign and 
            date the corresponding entry on the female patient's medical record. Copies of the 
            Logs must be submitted to the College on a monthly basis. There may be separate 
            Logs for each of the outpatient clinics where female patients are seen, and for 
            female patients seen on the ward. 
      (vii)  Dr. Doyle shall provide his irrevocable consent to the College to make appropriate 
            enquiries of the Ontario Health Insurance Plan and/or any person or institution 
            that may have relevant information, in order for the College to monitor his 
            compliance with the terms of this Order. 
 
Clinical Supervision 
 
      (viii)  Dr. Doyle shall practise under a clinical supervisor who is acceptable to the 
            College ("Clinical Supervisor"), and whom shall be provided with relevant 
            information from the College respecting Dr. Doyle. Such supervision shall 
            consist, at minimum, of monthly meetings with the Clinical Supervisor; a review 
            at each meeting of a minimum of 15 charts (or more if deemed appropriate by the 
            Clinical Supervisor); a discussion at each meeting regarding any issues or 
            concerns arising from the chart review; and other measures deemed appropriate by 
            the Clinical Supervisor, such as recommendations for continuing medical 
            education; direct observation of patient care; and interviews with staff, colleagues 
            and/or Practice Monitors. The Clinical Supervisor shall be responsible for 
            providing quarterly reports to the College. The Clinical Supervisor shall confirm 
            in his reports to the College that no long-term psychotherapy is being conducted 
            by Dr. Doyle. 
 
Variation of order 
 
      (ix)  Dr. Doyle may apply to the Discipline Committee after one year of his return to 
            practice, to seek a variation of terms (iv) to (viii).  
 
5.    Dr. Doyle appear before the panel to be reprimanded. 
 
6.    Dr. Doyle pay to the College costs in the amount of $10,000, within 60 days of the date of 
      this Order.  
 
7.    The results of this proceeding be included in the register. 
 
On January 16, 2012, the Discipline Committee, further to a motion by Dr. Doyle, ordered and 
directed that:  
 
1.    The requirement in paragraph 5(i) of the Order, that Dr. Doyle shall remain in the 
      Physician Health Program, be removed; 
2.    Paragraph 5(ii) of the Order be varied to permit Dr. Doyle to discontinue psychotherapy 
      with Dr. X at such time as the College receives a letter from Dr. X stating that further 
      psychotherapy is no longer necessary. 
3.    The requirements in paragraph 5(iv), (v), (vi), and (vii) of the Order, that Dr. Doyle have 
      a practice monitor present while providing ongoing psychiatric care to female patients, as 
      well as the associated requirements of keeping a log and monitoring of OHIP billings, be 
      removed; 
 
4.    Paragraph 5(viii) of the Order be varied, such that Dr. Doyle's meetings with a clinical 
      supervisor acceptable to the College need only be held every three months rather than 
      monthly, while maintaining the existing requirement that the Supervisor provide quarterly 
      reports to the College. 
 
On May 2, 2013, the Discipline Committee, further to a motion by Dr. Doyle ordered and 
directed that: 
 
1.    The requirement in paragraph 5(iii) of the Order dated September 29, 2009, be varied to 
      permit Dr. Doyle to perform long term psychotherapy on male patients only; and 
 
2.    Paragraph 5(viii) shall continue in accordance with the Order dated September 29, 2009, 
      as varied by the Order dated January 16, 2012, with quarterly meetings and quarterly 
      reports, except that the minimum of 15 patient charts shall include sufficient male 
      patients on long term psychotherapy to allow the supervisor to assess the quality of that 
      care. 

Decision: Download Full Decision (PDF)
Appeal: No Appeal
Hearing Date(s): September 21-22, 28 and 29, 2009