Rudd, William Warren Hethrington (CPSO#: 17591)

Current Status: Expired: Resigned from membership as of 25 May 2018

CPSO Registration Class: None as of 25 May 2018

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Former Name: No Former Name

Gender: Male

Languages Spoken: English, German

Education:University of Toronto, 1959

Practice Information

Primary Location of Practice
Practice Address Not Available


Specialty Issued On Type
General Surgery Effective: 01 Jan 1966 RCPSC Specialist

Registration History

Action Issue Date
First certificate of registration issued: Independent Practice Certificate Effective: 05 Jul 1960
Transfer of class of certificate to: Restricted certificate Effective: 07 May 2018
Expired: Resigned from membership. Expiry: 25 May 2018

Pending Hearings

Summary: Allegations of Dr. Rudd’s professional misconduct have been referred to the Discipline Committee of the College. It is alleged that Dr. Rudd engaged in disgraceful, dishonourable or unprofessional conduct, by moving/removing a drape thereby exposing a patient, inappropriately touching a patient and assisting the patient with re-dressing and also by failing to provide a patient with appropriate privacy and/or proper covering throughout the medical appointment and in the manner that Dr. Rudd obtained informed consent and demonstrated proper self-care. It is also alleged that during this medical appointment, Dr. Rudd sexually abused the patient and/or engaged in disgraceful, dishonourable or unprofessional conduct by making remarks to the patient that were inappropriate and/or of a sexual nature.

Notice of Hearing: Download Full Notice (PDF)

Hearing Date(s): August 8-10, August 20-23, 2018


Source: Member
Active Date: May 7, 2018
Expiry Date:
Summary of the Undertaking given by Dr. Willim Warren Hethrington Rudd to the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, effective May 7, 2018:

Dr. Rudd was referred to the Discipline Committee on allegations of disgraceful, dishonourable or unprofessional conduct with respect to two patients and sexual abuse involving sexual comments with respect to one patient. After the allegations were referred to the Discipline Committee and prior to the hearing, Dr. Rudd resigned from the College and has agreed never to apply or reapply for registration as a physician in Ontario or any other jurisdiction. Prior to his resignation, Dr. Rudd will continue to ensure that a regulated health professional is present for the entire duration of every patient encounter.
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