Dr. Paul B. Martin
April 28, 2011
The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (“the College”) released the results of its most recent disciplinary hearings. The College is the licensing and disciplinary body for physicians in Ontario. Hearings are held to review allegations of professional misconduct and incompetence, and are open to the public. The following are brief summaries of recent discipline hearing results. The Discipline Committee’s full decisions and reasons for decisions are posted on the College’s website as they become available. Full decisions are located by entering the doctor’s name in the Doctor Search section of the College’s website.
Dr. Paul B. Martin, Copper Cliff. On March 25, 2011, the Discipline Committee found that Dr. Paul Martin committed an act of professional misconduct, in that he failed to maintain the standard of practice of the profession in respect of his prescribing of narcotics to 15 patients. The Committee ordered a public reprimand, and directed that specified terms and conditions be imposed on Dr. Martin’s certificate of registration. These restrictions include that he shall not prescribe any narcotic drugs, narcotic preparations, controlled drugs, or benzodiazepines and other targeted substances; he shall post a sign that is clearly visible to patients that will state this fact; and he shall cooperate with unannounced inspections of his practice for the purpose of monitoring and enforcing his compliance with the terms of the Order. Dr. Martin was further ordered to complete a medical record-keeping course, and he is to pay costs to the College in the amount of $3,650.
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