Li, Heung-Wing (CPSO#: 32486)

Current Status: Active Member as of 30 Oct 2007

CPSO Registration Class: Restricted as of 19 Jan 2005

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Summary

Former Name: No Former Name

Gender: Male

Languages Spoken: Cantonese, Chinese, English, Mandarin

Education:University of Toronto, 1979

Practice Information

Primary Location of Practice
2600 Birchmount Rd
Scarborough ON  M1T 2M5
Phone: (416) 499-4499
Electoral District: 10
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Professional Corporation Information

Corporation Name: Heung Wing Li Medicine Professional Corporation

Certificate of Authorization Status: Issued Date:  Sep 03 2009

Shareholders:
Dr. H. Li ( CPSO# 32486 )

Business Address:
2600 Birchmount Road
Scarborough ON  M1T 2M5
Phone Number: (416) 499-4499

Registration History

Action Issue Date
First certificate of registration issued: Independent Practice Certificate Effective: 18 Jun 1981
Suspension of registration imposed: Discipline Committee Effective: 28 Jul 1996
Suspension of registration removed Effective: 27 Oct 1996
Transfer of class of certificate to: Restricted certificate Effective: 17 Aug 1999
Suspension of registration imposed: Executive Committee Effective: 24 Jan 2002
Expired: Failure to Renew Membership Expiry: 02 Aug 2002
Subsequent certificate of registration Issued: Independent Practice Certificate Effective: 01 Oct 2004
Transfer of class of certificate to: Restricted certificate Effective: 19 Jan 2005
Terms and conditions amended Effective: 01 Nov 2006
Suspension of registration imposed: Discipline Committee Effective: 30 Jul 2007
Suspension of registration removed Effective: 30 Oct 2007
Terms and conditions amended by member Effective: 21 Oct 2015

Practice Restrictions

Imposed By Effective Date Expiry Date Status  
member Effective: 21 Oct 2015 Active View Details [+]
            Effective October 21, 2015, the following is imposed as a term, condition and
            limitation on the certificate of registration held by Dr. Heung-Wing Li, in
            accordance with an undertaking and consent given by Dr. Li to the College of
            Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario:

            -     Dr. Li may not practise as a surgical assistant until Dr. Li has obtained
                  a Clinical Supervisor who is acceptable to the College.
                        
            Effective November 6, 2008, the following is imposed as a term, condition and
            limitation on the certificate of registration held by Dr. Heung-Wing Li, in
            accordance with an undertaking and consent given by Dr. Li to the College of
            Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario:
                  
                  -     Dr. Li's practice is restricted to male patients only;
                  -     Dr. Li's practice is subject to the terms of his educational plan
                        with the College; and
                  -     During Phase 1 of Dr. Li's educational plan with the College, Dr.
                        Li shall not be the Most Responsible Physician for any patient, and
                        may only see patients with a preceptor.

Previous Discipline Hearings

Committee: Discipline
Decision Date: 30 Jul 2007
Summary:

 On July 30, 2007, the Discipline Committee found Dr. Li to have committed an act of professional 
 misconduct in that he has engaged in conduct or an act or acts relevant to the practice of 
 medicine that, having regard to all the circumstances, would reasonably be regarded by members as 
 disgraceful, dishonourable or unprofessional.  The Committee ordered 

1. The Discipline Committee 
 directs the Registrar to suspend Dr. Li's certificate of 		registration for a period of three (3) 
 months. The suspension shall be from today, 		July 30 until 12:01 a.m. on October 30, 2007.

2. 
 The Discipline Committee directs Dr. Li to appear before the panel to be reprimanded.

3. The 
 Discipline Committee orders Dr. Li to pay to the College costs in the amount of $2,500.00 within 
 30 days of the date of the order

4. The Discipline Committee directs the results of this 
 proceeding to be included in the register.

Decision: Download Full Decision (PDF)
Appeal: No Appeal
Hearing Date(s): Jul 30, 2007


Committee: Discipline
Decision Date: 12 Jan 2006
Summary:

On January 12, 2006, the Discipline Committee of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of 
Ontario found that Dr. Heung-Wing Li committed acts of professional misconduct in that he 
failed to maintain the standard of practice of the profession and had engaged in conduct that 
would be regarded by members of the profession as disgraceful, dishonourable and 
unprofessional. 
 
On October 2, 2006 and as clarified on April 17, 2007, the Discipline Committee ordered and 
directed that: 
 
1.          Dr. Li shall appear before the Committee to be reprimanded and the fact of the 
reprimand   be recorded on the register. 
 
2.    The Registrar suspend Dr. Li's certificate of registration for a period of twenty four 
            months.  The entire period of the suspension to be itself suspended due to the 
      previous thirty four months that Dr. Li has been excluded from practice. 
 
3.      Dr. Li complete the College's Boundaries Course within the next twelve months at his 
            expense. 
 
 4.         Dr. Li continue in the program of therapy arranged by Dr. X who will provide 
      quarterly   reports to the College until Dr. X recommends, and the Registrar agrees, 
      that treatment is no longer necessary.  Dr. Li shall ensure that Dr. X executes an 
      undertaking acceptable to the College.  If for any reason there is an inability for Dr. X to 
      continue treating Dr. Li, then another psychologist, acceptable to the College, may be 
      substituted. 
  
5.          The Registrar impose a term, condition and limitation on Dr. Li's certificate of 
registration that restricts him to practise as a surgical assistant for at least one year.  During this 
period a physician will be identified in the hospital in which Dr. Li practices who will agree to 
monitor his performance and behaviour, report to the College every six months and execute an 
undertaking acceptable to the College. 
 
6.          After completion of the College's Boundaries Course and successful completion 
      of    therapy with the psychologist, Dr. Li may either continue with a certificate of 
      registration restricted to practise as a surgical assistant or, upon Dr. Li's written request, 
      the Registrar shall impose a permanent term, condition or limitation on his certificate of 
      registration that his general practice is confined to male patients only.  Dr. Li will have 
      been out of such practice for four years and the Committee therefore orders that, before 
      the imposition of the term, condition and restriction on his certificate restricting his 
      practice to male patients only, Dr. Li must comply with the requirements of the Changing 
      Scope of Practice policy of the College and submit a program of re education, training 
      and supervision to the Registrar. The program must be approved by the Registrar and 
      successfully completed before the issuance of a certificate of registration restricted to 
      male patients only. 
  
 
On October 30, 2006, Dr. Li appealed the decision of the Discipline Committee to the Divisional 
Court. 
 
On July 28, 2008, the Divisional Court allowed Dr. Li's appeal regarding the permanent 
restriction that his general practice is confined to male patients only in paragraph 6 of the Order.  
The Divisional Court held that the Discipline Committee has no jurisdiction to order a permanent 
restriction pursuant to its authority under s.51(2)3 to impose a term, condition and limitation for 
a specified or indefinite period of time and, therefore, set aside this aspect of the Committee's 
order. The remainder of the Order is in effect, such that upon Dr. Li's written request, the 
Registrar shall impose a term, condition or limitation on his certificate of registration that his 
general practice is confined to male patients only, such term, condition or limitation to remain in 
effect unless and until varied by the Discipline Committee. 
 
 
 

Decision: Download Full Decision (PDF)
Appeal: Decision Altered
Appeal Decision Date: 28 Jul 2008
Hearing Date(s): Sep 26, 2005


Committee: Discipline
Decision Date: 19 Dec 2002
Summary:

 On December 19, 2002:

1.  The Discipline Committee found that Dr. Li committed acts of 
 professional misconduct,

a)	under clause 51(1)(b.1) of the Health Professions Procedural Code, 
 which is Schedule 2 to the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991, S.O. 1991, c.18 (the Code) in 
 that he has sexually abused three female patients; and

b)	under paragraph 27.29 of Ontario 
 Regulation 448/90 made under the Health Disciplines Act, R.S.O. 1980 (O.Reg. 448) in that he 
 engaged in sexual impropriety with a patient.

2.	The Discipline Committee directs the Registrar 
 to revoke Dr. Li's certificate of registration, such revocation to take effect 
 immediately.

3.	The Discipline Committee requires Dr. Li to attend before this panel to be 
 reprimanded.

4.	The Discipline Committee requires Dr. Li to post security satisfactory to the 
 College in the amount of $30,000.00, to be held by the College in trust, to guarantee the payment 
 of any amount the College may pay out in respect of funding for therapy and counselling pursuant 
 to section 85.7 of the Code.

5.	The Discipline Committee requires Dr. Li to pay part of the costs 
 to the College, fixed in the amount of $20,000.00.

6.	The Discipline Committee directs the 
 results of this proceeding to be included in the register.

On January 13, 2003, Dr. Heung-Wing Li 
 filed a notice of appeal to the Division Court, from the findings and decision of the Discipline 
 Committee of December 19, 2002.

On October 1, 2004, the Divisional Court overturned the decision 
 of the Discipline Committee.

Decision: Download Full Decision (PDF)
Appeal: Decision Overruled
Appeal Decision Date: 01 Oct 2004
Hearing Date(s): 19 Dec 2002


Committee: Discipline
Decision Date: 21 Jun 1996
Summary:

In June 1996, Dr. Li pleaded guilty to a charge of professional misconduct, in that he failed to 
maintain the standard of practice of the profession, as defined in s. 27(21) of Ontario Regulation 
448/80, as amended, and s. 29(22) of Ontario Regulation 548/90, as amended.  The Discipline 
Committee accepted this plea, and found Dr. Li guilty of professional misconduct.   
Consequently, the Committee imposed the following penalty: 
 
a)  Dr. Li was to appear before this panel of the Committee to be reprimanded on a date to be 
    directed by the panel; 
 
b)  Dr. Li s certificate of registration was to be suspended for a period of three (3) months 
    commencing on July 28, 1996; 
 
c)  During the term of the aforementioned suspension or at the earliest opportunity following 
    the completion of the suspension, Dr. Li was to comply with the following: 
 
    (i)  attend and pay for a mentoring programme on breast health and examinations of up to 
         five days in length with a physician specified by the Discipline Committee who is an 
         expert on breast health and breast disease, and who would design a specialized 
         programme for Dr. Li to address his deficiencies in breast examination; 
 
    (ii) attend and pay for a three-day communications skills course specified by the 
         Discipline Committee; 
 
    (iii) attend and pay for a one-day record-keeping course specified by the Discipline 
         Committee; 
 
    (iv) attend and pay for an assessment at the Physician Review and Enhancement 
         Programme (PREP); and 
 
    (v)  the three courses referred to in items c (i)(ii)(iii) were to have been completed before 
         PREP if practicable. 
 
    (vi) complete all remediation that was identified as being required following completion 
         of the PREP assessment; and 
 
    (vii) make arrangements to have forwarded to either the Registrar of the College of 
         Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario or the Director of Professional Enhancement, or 
         their designates, reports of satisfactory completion of the remedial programmes listed 
         in subparagraphs (i)-(vi) of this section of this Order. 
 
    (viii) there was to be a practice inspection by a College inspector two years after 
         completion of the suspension.  The results of the inspection were to be satisfactory to 
         the Registrar. 
 
In the event that any of the programmes set out in subparagraph (c) was unavailable for any 
reason, Dr. Li was to complete a suitable alternative programme within the Province of Ontario 
to be agreed by Dr. Li and the College, and failing agreement as directed by the Registrar or his 
designate. 
 
 
 

Decision: Download Full Decision (PDF)
Appeal: No Appeal
Hearing Date(s): Jun 21, 1996