Weatherhead, Michael Frank (CPSO#: 22623)

Current Status: Active Member as of 03 Apr 1970

CPSO Registration Class: Restricted as of 20 Jul 2017

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Summary

Former Name: No Former Name

Gender: Male

Languages Spoken: English

Education:University of Toronto, 1967

Practice Information

Primary Location of Practice
292 Main St.
Toronto ON  M4C 4X5
Phone: (416) 698-3898
Fax: (416) 698-0272
Electoral District: 10

Registration History

Action Issue Date
First certificate of registration issued: Postgraduate Education Certificate Effective: 01 Jul 1967
Transfer of class of registration to: Independent Practice Certificate Effective: 03 Apr 1970
Transfer of class of certificate to: Restricted certificate Effective: 20 Jul 2017
Terms and conditions imposed on certificate by member Effective: 20 Jul 2017

Practice Restrictions

Imposed By Effective Date Expiry Date Status  
member Effective: 20 Jul 2017 Active View Details [+]
            As from July 20, 2017, the following is imposed as a term, condition and
            limitation on the certificate of registration held by Dr. Michael Frank
            Weatherhead, in accordance with an undertaking and consent given by Dr.
            Weatherhead to the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario:

                        UNDERTAKING, ACKNOWLEDGEMENT AND CONSENT
                                          ("Undertaking") 
                  
                                                of
                  
                              DR.  MICHAEL FRANK WEATHERHEAD
                                          ("Dr. Weatherhead") 
                  
                                                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;
                  
                  "NMS" means the Drug Program Services Branch, the Narcotics Monitoring
                  System implemented under the Narcotics Safety and Awareness Act, 2010,
                  S.O. 2010, c. 22, as amended;
                  
                  "OHIP" means the Ontario Health Insurance Plan;
                  
                  "Public Register" means the College's register that is available to the
                  public.
                  
            (2)   I, Dr. Weatherhead, certificate of registration number 22623, am a member
                  of the College.  The College has received information regarding my
                  standard of practice.

            (3)   I, Dr. Weatherhead, acknowledge that the College received information
                  from the NMS and initiated an investigation bearing File Number 7215637
                  (the "Investigation") into whether I failed to maintain the standard of
                  practice of the profession and/or am incompetent in my prescribing of
                  controlled substances, including narcotics.

            (4)   I, Dr. Weatherhead, acknowledge that, if an original copy of this
                  Undertaking as signed by me is accepted by the Inquiries, Complaints and
                  Reports Committee, the College will also deliver a caution in person.

            B.    UNDERTAKING

            (5)   I, Dr. Weatherhead, undertake to abide by the provisions of this
                  Undertaking, effective immediately.

            (6)   Resignation of Prescribing Privileges

                  (a)   I, Dr. Weatherhead, acknowledge that I have executed the
                        Prescribing Resignation Letter to Health Canada, which is attached
                        hereto as Schedule "A" (the "Resignation Letter").
                  
                  (b)   I, Dr. Weatherhead, consent to the College sending the Resignation
                        Letter to Health Canada on my behalf.
                  
                  (c)   I, Dr. Weatherhead, undertake that I will not issue new
                        prescriptions or renew existing prescriptions for or administer any
                        of the following substances:
                  
                        (i)   Narcotic Drugs (from the Narcotic Control Regulations made
                              under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, S.C., 1996, c.
                              19);
                  
                        (ii)  Narcotic Preparations (from the Narcotic Control Regulations
                              made under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, S.C.,
                              1996, c. 19);
                  
                        (iii) Controlled Drugs (from Part G of the Food and Drug
                              Regulations under the Food and Drugs Act, S.C., 1985, c.
                              F-27);
                  
                        (iv)  Benzodiazepines and Other Targeted Substances (from the
                              Benzodiazepines and Other Targeted Substances Regulations
                              made under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act., S.C.,
                              1996, c. 19);
                  
                              (A summary of the above-named drugs [from Appendix I to the
                              Compendium of Pharmaceuticals and Specialties] is attached
                              hereto as Schedule "B"; and the current regulatory lists are
                              attached hereto as Schedule "C")
                  
                        (v)   All other Monitored Drugs (as defined under the Narcotics
                              Safety and Awareness Act, 2010, S.O. 2010, c. 22 as noted in
                              Schedule "D");
                  
                        and as amended from time to time.
                  
                  (d)   I, Dr. Weatherhead, warrant that I have referred all patients to
                        whom I had previously prescribed any of the substances described in
                        section (6)(c), above, to other physicians for assessment and care.
                  
            (7)   I, Dr. Weatherhead, undertake that I will return any supplies of the
                  substances referred to in section (6)(c) above that are presently in my
                  possession, in any place, to a pharmacy in a safe and secure manner, as
                  stipulated in the College's Policy Number 8-12, "Prescribing Drugs."

            (8)   I, Dr. Weatherhead, 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.


            (9)   Posting a Sign

                  (a)   I, Dr. Weatherhead, undertake that I shall post a sign in the
                        waiting room(s) and in each examination and consulting room, in all
                        my Practice Locations, in a clearly visible and secure location, in
                        the form set out at Schedule "E." For further clarity, this sign
                        shall state as follows:
                  
            IMPORTANT NOTICE

                  Dr. Weatherhead must not prescribe or administer any of the following:
                  
                        *     Narcotic Drugs
                        *     Narcotic Preparations
                        *     Controlled Drugs
                        *     Benzodiazepines and Other Targeted Substances
                        *     All other Monitored Drugs
                  
                        Further information may be found on the College of Physicians and
                        Surgeons of Ontario website at www.cpso.on.ca
                  
                  (b)   I, Dr. Weatherhead, undertake to post a certified translation in
                        any language in which I provide services, of the sign described in
                        section (9)(a) above, in the waiting room(s) and in each
                        examination and consulting room, in all my Practice Locations, in a
                        clearly visible and secure location, in the form set out at
                        Schedule "E."
                  
                  (c)   I, Dr. Weatherhead, undertake to provide the certified
                        translation(s) described in section (9)(b), to the College within
                        thirty (30) days of executing this Undertaking.
                  
                  (d)   I, Dr. Weatherhead, 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. Weatherhead, undertake to provide to the College the
                        certified translation(s) described in section (9)(c) prior to
                        beginning to provide services in the language(s) described in
                        section (9)(d).
                  
            C.    ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

            (10)  I, Dr. Weatherhead, acknowledge that all schedules attached to or
                  referred to in this Undertaking form part of this Undertaking.

            (11)  I, Dr. Weatherhead, 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.

            (12)  I, Dr. Weatherhead, 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.

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

            (14)  I, Dr. Weatherhead, 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.

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

            (16)  Public Register

                  (a)   I, Dr. Weatherhead, acknowledge that, during the time period that
                        this Undertaking remains in effect, this Undertaking shall be
                        posted on the Public Register.
                  
                  (b)   I, Dr. Weatherhead, acknowledge that, in addition to this
                        Undertaking being posted in accordance with section (16)(a) above,
                        the following summary shall be posted on the Public Register during
                        the time period that this Undertaking remains in effect:
                  
                              The College received information from the Narcotics
                              Monitoring System about Dr. Weatherhead's prescribing of
                              controlled substances, including narcotics.
                  
                              Based on the information received, the College conducted an
                              investigation into whether Dr. Weatherhead failed to maintain
                              the standard of practice of the profession and/or was
                              incompetent in his prescribing of controlled substances,
                              including narcotics. As a result of the investigation:
                  
                              Dr. Weatherhead must not issue new prescriptions or renew
                              existing prescriptions for or administer any of the following
                              substances:

                              (i)   Narcotic Drugs (from the Narcotic Control Regulations
                                    made under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act,
                                    S.C., 1996, c. 19);
                  
                              (ii)  Narcotic Preparations (from the Narcotic Control
                                    Regulations made under the Controlled Drugs and
                                    Substances Act, S.C., 1996, c. 19);
                  
                              (iii) Controlled Drugs (from Part G of the Food and Drug
                                    Regulations under the Food and Drugs Act, S.C., 1985,
                                    c. F-27);
                  
                              (iv)  Benzodiazepines and Other Targeted Substances (from the
                                    Benzodiazepines and Other Targeted Substances
                                    Regulations made under the Controlled Drugs and
                                    Substances Act., S.C., 1996, c. 19);
                  
                              (v)   All other Monitored Drugs (as defined under the
                                    Narcotics Safety and Awareness Act, 2010, S.O. 2010, c.
                                    22);
                  
                              and as amended from time to time.
                  
                              Dr. Weatherhead must post a clearly visible sign in the
                              waiting rooms and each examination and consulting room, in
                              all Practice Locations, which states as follows:
                  
                                                IMPORTANT NOTICE
                  
                                    Dr. Weatherhead must not prescribe or administer any of
                                    the following:
                                    *     Narcotic Drugs
                                    *     Narcotic Preparations
                                    *     Controlled Drugs
                                    *     Benzodiazepines and Other Targeted Substances
                                    *     All other Monitored Drugs
                  
                                    Further information may be found on the College of
                                    Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario website at
                                    www.cpso.on.ca
                  
            D.    CONSENT

            (17)  I, Dr. Weatherhead, undertake that I will submit to, and not interfere
                  with, unannounced inspections of my Practice Location(s) and patient
                  charts by the College and to any other activity the College deems
                  necessary in order to monitor my compliance with the provisions of this
                  Undertaking.

            (18)  I, Dr. Weatherhead, give my irrevocable consent to the College to make
                  appropriate enquiries of OHIP, NMS, and 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.

            (19)  I, Dr. Weatherhead, acknowledge that I have executed the OHIP and NMS
                  consent forms, attached hereto as Schedule "F" and Schedule "G",
                  respectively.

            (20)  I, Dr. Weatherhead, 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 any
                  information arising from the monitoring of my compliance with this
                  Undertaking.

Concerns

Source: Member
Active Date: July 20, 2017
Expiry Date:
Summary:
Summary of the Undertaking given by Dr. Michael Frank Weatherhead to the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, effective July 20, 2017:

The College received information from the Narcotics Monitoring System about Dr. Weatherhead’s prescribing of controlled substances, including narcotics.

Based on the information received, the College conducted an investigation into whether Dr. Weatherhead failed to maintain the standard of practice of the profession and/or was incompetent in his prescribing of controlled substances, including narcotics. As a result of the investigation:

Dr. Weatherhead must not issue new prescriptions or renew existing prescriptions for or administer any of the following substances:

(i) Narcotic Drugs (from the Narcotic Control Regulations made under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, S.C., 1996, c. 19);
(ii) Narcotic Preparations (from the Narcotic Control Regulations made under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, S.C., 1996, c. 19);
(iii) Controlled Drugs (from Part G of the Food and Drug Regulations under the Food and Drugs Act, S.C., 1985, c. F-27);
(iv) Benzodiazepines and Other Targeted Substances (from the Benzodiazepines and Other Targeted Substances Regulations made under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act., S.C., 1996, c. 19);
(v) All other Monitored Drugs (as defined under the Narcotics Safety and Awareness Act, 2010, S.O. 2010, c. 22);

and as amended from time to time.

Dr. Weatherhead must post a clearly visible sign in the waiting rooms and each examination and consulting room, in all Practice Locations, which states as follows:

IMPORTANT NOTICE

Dr. Weatherhead must not prescribe or administer any of the following:
- Narcotic Drugs
- Narcotic Preparations
- Controlled Drugs
- Benzodiazepines and Other Targeted Substances
- All other Monitored Drugs

Further information may be found on the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario website at www.cpso.on.ca