Thicke, Brian Christopher (CPSO#: 15865)

Current Status: Active Member as of 26 Jul 1956

CPSO Registration Class: Restricted as of 23 Jan 2018

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Summary

Former Name: No Former Name

Gender: Male

Languages Spoken: English

Education:The University of Western Ontario, 1956

Practice Information

Primary Location of Practice
28 Rambler Drive
Brampton ON  L6W 1E2
Phone: (905) 451-5586
Fax: (905) 451-1233
Electoral District: 05

Hospital Privileges

Hospital Location
William Osler Health Centre-Brampton Civic Hospital Brampton

Registration History

Action Issue Date
First certificate of registration issued: Independent Practice Certificate Effective: 26 Jul 1956
Transfer of class of certificate to: Restricted certificate Effective: 23 Jan 2018
Terms and conditions imposed on certificate by member Effective: 23 Jan 2018

Pending Hearings

Summary: Allegations of Dr. Thicke’s professional misconduct have been referred to the Discipline Committee of the College. It is alleged that Dr. Thicke engaged in the sexual abuse of Patient A, and/or disgraceful, dishonourable or unprofessional conduct, including by touching her breast in a sexual manner and/or by conducting an inappropriate and unnecessary breast examination.

Notice of Hearing: Download Full Notice (PDF)

Practice Restrictions

Imposed By Effective Date Expiry Date Status  
member Effective: 23 Jan 2018 Active View Details [+]
            As from January 23, 2018, the following terms, conditions and limitations are
            imposed on the certificate of registration held by Dr. Brian Christopher Thicke
            in accordance with an undertaking and consent Dr. Thicke has given to the
            College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario:

                               UNDERTAKING, ACKNOWLEDGEMENT AND CONSENT 
                                            ("Undertaking")

                                                  of

                                     DR. BRIAN CHRISTOPHER THICKE
                                            ("Dr. Thicke")

                                                  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; 
                  
                  "Discipline Committee" means the Discipline Committee of the College;
                  
                  "OHIP" means the Ontario Health Insurance Plan;
                  
                  "Public Register" means the College's register that is available to the
                  public. 
                  
            (2)   I, Dr. Thicke, certificate of registration number 15865, am a member of
                  the College.  

            (3)   I, Dr. Thicke, acknowledge that the College has referred to the
                  Discipline Committee, in the matter of College File Number 107965,
                  allegations that I engaged in professional misconduct. 

            (4)   I, Dr. Thicke, have read the Notice of Hearing dated December 13, 2017,
                  which sets out the allegations against me.  I am aware of the College's
                  concern about protecting the public and I understand the nature of the
                  allegations against me.

            (5)   I, Dr. Thicke, acknowledge that the College has accepted this Undertaking
                  in lieu of making an Order under section 25.4 of the Code at this time.

            (6)   I, Dr. Thicke, acknowledge that this Undertaking does not preclude the
                  ICR Committee from making an order at a later date in accordance with the
                  Code.

            (7)   I, Dr. Thicke, acknowledge that this Undertaking continues in force until
                  the matters currently referred are disposed of by a panel of the
                  Discipline Committee.

            B.    UNDERTAKING AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

            (8)   I, Dr. Thicke, undertake to abide by the provisions of this Undertaking
                  immediately. ("Effective Date").

            (9)   Practice Restrictions

                  (a)   I, Dr. Thicke, undertake that I shall not engage in any
                        professional encounters, in person or otherwise ("Professional
                        Encounter(s)"), with patients of any age, in any jurisdiction,
                        unless the Professional Encounter takes place in the continuous
                        presence and under the continuous observation of a monitor who is a
                        regulated health professional acceptable to the College (the
                        "Practice Monitor"), and unless the other requirements provided in
                        this Undertaking are fulfilled. For further clarity, I understand
                        that I must not be alone with any patient, for any length of time,
                        during any Professional Encounter, whether or not the parent or
                        guardian of the patient is also present.
                  
                  (b)   I, Dr. Thicke, acknowledge that I have reviewed the Practice
                        Monitor's undertaking, attached hereto as Appendix "A" and
                        understand what is required of the Practice Monitor including, but
                        not limited to:
                  
                        1.    providing reports (as described in the Practice Monitor's
                              undertaking) to the College on at least a monthly basis; 
                  
                        2.    remaining present at all times during all Professional
                              Encounters with all patients; 
                  
                        3.    carefully observing all of my Professional Encounters with
                              patients, including but not limited to physical and internal
                              examinations.  I further acknowledge my obligation to ensure
                              the Practice Monitor's view of all of my Professional
                              Encounters with patients, including physical and internal
                              examinations, is unobstructed at all times; 
                  
                        4.    refraining from performing any other functions, except those
                              required in the Practice Monitor's undertaking attached as
                              Appendix "A",  while observing me in all my Professional
                              Encounters with patients; 
                  
                        5.    maintaining a log of all Professional Encounters with
                              patients in the form attached to this Undertaking as Appendix
                              "B" (the "Log");
                  
                        6.    initialing all corresponding entries in the records of
                              patients noted in the Log; and
                  
                        7.    submitting the original Log to the College on a monthly
                              basis.
                  
                  (c)   I, Dr. Thicke, undertake to maintain an up to date copy of the Log
                        by ensuring a copy is made at the end of each business day, and to
                        make it available to the College upon request. 
                  
            (10)  I, Dr. Thicke, 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 five (5) days of executing this
                  Undertaking.  Going forward, I further undertake to inform the College of
                  any and all new Practice Locations within five (5) days of commencing
                  practice at that location.

            (11)  Posting a Sign

                  (a)   I, Dr. Thicke, undertake that, effective immediately, I shall post
                        a sign in all waiting rooms, examination rooms and consulting
                        rooms, in all of my Practice Locations, in a clearly visible and
                        secure location, in the form set out in Appendix "C" that states:
                        "Dr. Thicke must not  have professional encounters, in person or
                        otherwise, with patients, of any age, unless in the continuous
                        presence and under the continuous observation of a practice monitor
                        acceptable to the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario.
                        Dr. Thicke must not be alone during any professional encounter with
                        any patient. Further information may be found on the College
                        website at www.cpso.on.ca".
                  
                  (b)   I, Dr. Thicke, undertake to post a certified translation(s) in any
                        language(s) in which I provide services, of the sign described in
                        section (11)(a), in all waiting rooms, examination rooms and
                        consulting rooms, in all of my Practice Locations, in a clearly
                        visible and secure location, in the form set out at Appendix "C."
                  
                  (c)   I, Dr. Thicke, undertake to provide the certified translation(s)
                        described in section (11)(b), to the College within thirty (30)
                        days of executing this Undertaking.
                  
                  (d)   I, Dr. Thicke, undertake that if I elect, after the execution of
                        this Undertaking, to provide services in any other language(s), I
                        will notify the College prior to providing any such services.
                  
                  (e)   I, Dr. Thicke, undertake to provide to the College the certified
                        translation(s) described in section (11)(b) prior to providing
                        services in the language(s) described in section (11)(d).
                  
                  
                  
                  
                  
                  
            (12)  Notifying Patients 

                  (a)   I, Dr. Thicke, undertake to ensure that each patient with whom I
                        have a Professional Encounter is directly notified, prior to the
                        Professional Encounter, of the details of the restriction described
                        in section (9)(a), above. 
                  
            (13)  I, Dr. Thicke acknowledge and undertake 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. 

            (14)  I, Dr. Thicke, acknowledge that the College will provide this Undertaking
                  to any chief(s) of staff, or a colleague with similar responsibilities,
                  at any Practice Location ("Chief(s) of Staff").

            (15)  I, Dr. Thicke, acknowledge that a breach of any provision of this
                  Undertaking may constitute an act of professional misconduct and may
                  result in a referral of specified allegations to the Discipline
                  Committee.

            (16)  I, Dr. Thicke, acknowledge 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.

            (17)  I, Dr. Thicke, acknowledge that in the event of an appeal of any Order of
                  the Discipline Committee, if the Discipline Committee has directed the
                  Registrar to revoke, suspend, or impose terms and conditions on my
                  certificate of registration, that Order will take effect immediately
                  despite any appeal.

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

            (19)  I, Dr. Thicke, acknowledge that this Undertaking constitutes terms,
                  conditions, and limitations on my certificate of registration for the
                  purposes of section 23 of the Code. 

            (20)  Public Register

                  (a)   I, Dr. Thicke, acknowledge that, during the time period that this
                        Undertaking remains in effect, this Undertaking shall be posted on
                        the Public Register.
                  
                  (b)   I, Dr. Thicke, acknowledge that, in addition to this Undertaking
                        being posted in accordance with section (20)(a) above, the
                        following summary shall be posted on the Public Register during the
                        time period that this Undertaking remains in effect:
                  
                        Dr. Thicke is the subject of a referral to the Discipline Committee
                        into allegations of professional misconduct. As a result of the
                        referral:
                  
                        Dr. Thicke must not engage in any professional encounters, in
                        person or otherwise, with patients of any age, in any jurisdiction,
                        unless the patient encounter takes place in the continuous presence
                        of a monitor who is a regulated health professional acceptable to
                        the College, and unless the other requirements provided in Dr.
                        Thicke's  Undertaking with the College are fulfilled.  For further
                        clarity, Dr. Thicke must not be alone with any patient during any
                        professional encounter.
                  
                        Dr. Thicke shall post a sign in all waiting rooms, examination
                        rooms and consulting rooms, in all Practice Locations, in a clearly
                        visible and secure location, that states: "Dr. Thicke must not have
                        professional encounters, in person or otherwise, with patients of
                        any age, unless in the continuous presence of a practice monitor
                        acceptable to the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario.
                        Dr. Thicke must not be alone with any patient during any
                        professional encounter. Further information may be found on the
                        College website at www.cpso.on.ca".
                  
            C.    CONSENT

            (21)  I, Dr. Thicke, 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.

            (22)  I, Dr. Thicke, acknowledge that I have executed the OHIP consent form,
                  attached hereto as Appendix "D".

            (23)  I, Dr. Thicke, consent to submit and not interfere with, unannounced
                  inspections of my Practice Location(s) and patient records by the College
                  and to any other activity the College deems necessary in order to monitor
                  my compliance with the provisions of this Undertaking.

            (24)  I, Dr. Thicke, give my irrevocable consent to the College to provide the
                  following information to all Practice Monitors:

                  (a)   any information the College has that led to the circumstances of my
                        entering into this Undertaking;
                  
                  (b)   any information arising from any investigation into, or assessment
                        of, my practice; and 
                  
                  (c)   any information arising from the monitoring of my compliance with
                        this Undertaking.
                  
            (25)  I, Dr. Thicke, give my irrevocable consent to all Practice Monitors to
                  disclose to the College, and to one another, any information:

                  (a)   relevant to this Undertaking;
                  
                  (b)   relevant to the provisions of the Practice Monitor's undertaking
                        set out at Appendix "A"; and/or
                  
                  (c)   relevant for the purposes of monitoring my compliance with this
                        Undertaking.
                  
            (26)  I, Dr. Thicke, give my irrevocable consent to the College to provide all
                  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.

            (27)  I, Dr. Thicke, give my irrevocable consent to all Chief(s) of Staff to
                  disclose to the College, and to one another, any information relevant to
                  this Undertaking and/or relevant for the purposes of monitoring my
                  compliance with this Undertaking.

Concerns

Source: Member
Active Date: January 23, 2018
Expiry Date:
Summary:
Summary of the Undertaking given by Dr. Brian Christopher Thicke to the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, effective January 23, 2018:

Dr. Thicke is the subject of a referral to the Discipline Committee into allegations of professional misconduct. As a result of the referral:

Dr. Thicke must not engage in any professional encounters, in person or otherwise, with patients of any age, in any jurisdiction, unless the patient encounter takes place in the continuous presence of a monitor who is a regulated health professional acceptable to the College, and unless the other requirements provided in Dr. Thicke’s Undertaking with the College are fulfilled. For further clarity, Dr. Thicke must not be alone with any patient during any professional encounter.

Dr. Thicke shall post a sign in all waiting rooms, examination rooms and consulting rooms, in all Practice Locations, in a clearly visible and secure location, that states: “Dr. Thicke must not have professional encounters, in person or otherwise, with patients of any age, unless in the continuous presence of a practice monitor acceptable to the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. Dr. Thicke must not be alone with any patient during any professional encounter. Further information may be found on the College website at www.cpso.on.ca”.