Wales, Roger Cyril (CPSO#: 24849)

Current Status: Revoked: Discipline Committee as of 03 Aug 2017

CPSO Registration Class: None as of 03 Aug 2017

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Former Name: No Former Name

Gender: Male

Languages Spoken: English, French

Education:University of London, 1961

Practice Information

Primary Location of Practice
Practice Address Not Available

Registration History

Action Issue Date
First certificate of registration issued: Independent Practice Certificate Effective: 14 Jul 1972
Expired: Failure to Renew Membership Expiry: 15 Aug 1988
Subsequent certificate of registration Issued: Independent Practice Certificate Effective: 15 Sep 1988
Transfer of class of certificate to: Restricted certificate Effective: 22 May 2012
Revoked: Discipline Committee. Effective: 03 Aug 2017

Previous Hearings

Committee: Discipline
Decision Date: 14 Jan 2015

On January 14, 2015, the Discipline Committee found that Dr. Roger Cyril Wales committed an 
act of professional misconduct, in that he failed to maintain the standard of practice of the 
profession. The Committee also found that Dr. Wales is incompetent. 
Dr. Wales is a General Practitioner (GP) refractionist in solo practice in the Kingston area. 
The findings of professional misconduct and incompetence pertain to the following areas of Dr. 
Wales’ practice: 
-  his measuring intraocular  pressure by touching the eye with his finger (finger tonometry) 
   instead of using an applanation tonometer to measure numerically; 
-  his failure to measure intraocular  pressure in certain age groups (under 40); 
-  his failure to dilate pupils to look at the fundus/posterior eye; and 
-  his failure to use cycloplegia  in children to obtain proper refraction.  
Dr. Wales’ deficiencies in his care and treatment of patients demonstrated a lack of knowledge, 
skill, and judgment of such a nature and to an extent that he is unfit to continue to practise or that 
his practice should be restricted. The Committee found that the deficiencies Dr. Wales displays 
are current. 
The Discipline Committee ordered and directed that: 
-  the Registrar revoke Dr. Wales’ certificate of registration effective immediately; 
-  Dr. Wales appear before the Committee to be reprimanded within thirty (30) days of the date 
   this Order becomes final; and 
-  Dr. Wales pay costs to the College in the amount of $23,340.00 within thirty (30) days of the 
   date this Order becomes final. 
On February 11, 2015, Dr. Wales appealed the decision on finding of the Discipline Committee 
to the Superior Court of Justice (Divisional Court). On September 1, 2017, Dr. Wales appealed 
the decision on penalty of the Discipline Committee to the Superior Court of Justice (Divisional 
Court. Pursuant to s.71 of the Code, the Discipline Committee’s decision remains in effect 
despite the appeal.

Decision: Download Full Decision (PDF)
Appeal: Notice of Appeal
Hearing Date(s): Hearing dates: January 27-31, 2014 Penalty Hearing dates: April 24, 26, 27, 2017