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In order to protect the health and safety of everyone involved and to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the CPSO has temporarily stopped in-person hearings in favour of virtual hearings. These proceedings remain open to the public. Anyone who wishes to observe the hearings via videoconference should contact [email protected].

HEARING DETAILS
MEMBER NAME
Decision Date

April 23, 2021
Virtual Reprimand

Start time: 11 a.m.

YOUNG, James Wen
*Practice Address Not Available
Details

On December 9, 2020, the Discipline Committee found that Dr. James Wen Young committed an act of professional misconduct in that he engaged in acts or omissions relevant to the practice of medicine that would be regarded by members as disgraceful, dishonourable or unprofessional and that he failed to maintain the standard of practice of the profession.


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Decision Date

April 23, 2021
Virtual Reprimand

Start time: noon

HANSON, Paul Russell
*Practice Address Not Available
Details

On May 8, 2020, the Discipline Committee found that Dr. Paul Russell Hanson committed an act of professional misconduct in that he engaged in acts or omissions relevant to the practice of medicine that would be regarded by members as disgraceful, dishonourable or unprofessional, has been found guilty of an offence relevant to his suitability to practice and failed to maintain the standard of practice of the profession.


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Decision Date

April 26, 2021
Virtual Hearing

Start time: 10 a.m.

ALI, Syed Nasir
*Sarnia
Details

Allegations of Dr. Ali’s professional misconduct have been referred to the Discipline Committee of the College. It is alleged that In or around 1999 to 2003, Dr. Syed Ali engaged in disgraceful, dishonourable or unprofessional conduct and/or conduct unbecoming a physician, including but not limited to: Engaging in unwanted physical contact and/or sexual activity with Ms A, a professional colleague; and/or By acting unprofessionally in his dealings with Ms A, including but not limited to his dealings with her work and her on-call responsibilities.


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Decision Date

April 30, 2021
Virtual Penalty Hearing

Start time: 9 a.m.

OKAFOR, Innocent Chukwudumebi
*Practice Address Not Available
Details

In its decision released on February 17, 2021, the Committee found that Dr. Okafor engaged in sexual abuse of Patient A, and that he engaged in an act or omission relevant to the practice of medicine that, having regard to all the circumstances, would reasonably be regarded by members as disgraceful, dishonourable or unprofessional, with respect to Patient A and Patient B. Further, the Committee found that Dr. Okafor’s lack of cooperation with the College’s investigation also constituted disgraceful, dishonourable and unprofessional conduct.


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Decision Date

May 3-7, 2021
Virtual Penalty Hearing

Start time: 9 a.m.

BAXTER, Brian John
*Pembroke
Details

Allegations of Dr. Baxter’s professional misconduct have been referred to the Discipline Committee of the College. It is alleged that Dr. Baxter engaged in sexual abuse of and/or disgraceful, dishonourable or unprofessional conduct, including by engaging in a sexual relationship with a patient, including sexual intercourse; sexual abuse of and/or disgraceful, dishonourable or unprofessional conduct, including by engaging in sexual touching of a patient during a medical appointment; and disgraceful, dishonourable or unprofessional conduct by providing inaccurate and/or misleading information to the College during its investigation, and by inappropriately combining treating and personal relationships with patients.


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Decision Date

May 10-14, 2021
Virtual Hearing

Start time: 9 a.m.

HU, William
*Scarborough
Details

Allegations of Dr. Hu’s professional misconduct have been referred to the Discipline Committee of the College. It is alleged that Dr. Hu is incompetent and/or failed to maintain the standard of practice of the profession in his care of patients. It is also alleged that Dr. Hu engaged in acts or omissions that would reasonably be regarded by members as disgraceful, dishonourable or unprofessional in respect to his ongoing care and treatment of patients who were also family members and by engaging in inappropriate billing practices, including inappropriately billing the Ontario Health Insurance Plan. It is also alleged that Dr. Hu engaged in sexual abuse of a patient.


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Decision Date

May 17, 2021
Virtual Hearing

Start time: 9 a.m.

BAXTER, Brian John
*Pembroke
Details

Allegations of Dr. Baxter’s professional misconduct have been referred to the Discipline Committee of the College. It is alleged that Dr. Baxter engaged in sexual abuse of and/or disgraceful, dishonourable or unprofessional conduct, including by engaging in a sexual relationship with a patient, including sexual intercourse; sexual abuse of and/or disgraceful, dishonourable or unprofessional conduct, including by engaging in sexual touching of a patient during a medical appointment; and disgraceful, dishonourable or unprofessional conduct by providing inaccurate and/or misleading information to the College during its investigation, and by inappropriately combining treating and personal relationships with patients.


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Decision Date

May 17-21, 2021
Virtual Hearing

Start time: 9 a.m.

PASTERNAK, Harvey Stephen
*Practice Address Not Available
Details

Allegations of Dr. Pasternak’s professional misconduct and incompetence have been referred to the Discipline Committee of the College. It is alleged that Dr. Pasternak engaged in sexual abuse and/or in disgraceful, dishonourable or unprofessional conduct with respect to Patient A, including by engaging in a sexual relationship with Patient A, including sexual intercourse. It is further alleged that Dr. Pasternak is incompetent and/or failed to maintain the standard of practice in his care and treatment of Patient A, including but not limited to, in his prescribing practices. It is also alleged that Dr. Pasternak is incompetent and/or failed to maintain the standard of practice in his care and treatment of patients.


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Decision Date

May 19, 2021
Virtual Hearing

Start time: 9 a.m.

KHAN, Mohammed Asif Hameed
*Waterloo
Details

Allegations of Dr. Khan’s professional misconduct have been referred to the Discipline Committee of the College. It is alleged that Dr. Khan is incompetent and/or failed to maintain the standard of practice of the profession in his care of patients and/or engaged in disgraceful, dishonourable and unprofessional conduct in his prescribing practices between approximately 2016 and 2018 including in appropriately co-signing prescriptions, in his assessments, communications and medical record-keeping in respect of these prescriptions, in being paid to co-sign prescriptions and in providing blank prescriptions to an acquaintance.


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NOTE:  The physician’s current location (*) as indicated on the Public Register is noted. This schedule is subject to change. For further information contact the Communications Department, 416-967-2611 or 1-800-268-7096 ext. 611.