Etemad-Rad, Sara

Hearing date: June 22, 2018

Summary of Allegations

As a result of a referral by the Inquiries, Complaints and Reports Committee, it is alleged that Ms. Etemad-Rad, while engaged in the practice of pharmacy as owner, Designated Manager and/or dispensing pharmacist at Neighbourhood Drug Store in Windsor, Ontario, committed professional misconduct in that she

  • Billed at 7-day intervals for medications in blister packs that were actually dispensed to patients at 14-day and/or 28-day intervals for patients [Patient 1], [Patient 2], [Patient 3], and [Patient 4]; and,
  • Failed to have written policies in place regarding blister packs, otherwise known as multi-medication compliance aids

In particular, it is alleged that she

  • Failed to maintain a standard of practice of the profession
  • Failed to keep records as required respecting her patients
  • Falsified records relating to her practice
  • Signed or issued, in her professional capacity, a document that she knew contained a false or misleading statement
  • Submitted an account or charge for services that she knew was false or misleading
  • Engaged in conduct or performed an act or acts relevant to the practice of pharmacy that, having regard to all the circumstances, would reasonably be regarded by members of the profession as disgraceful, dishonourable or unprofessional