Lewna, Wieslawa

Hearing date: Jan. 8, 2018

Summary of Allegations

At a hearing on October 19, 2017, a Panel of the Discipline Committee made findings of professional misconduct against Ms. Lewna with respect to the following incidents:

  • On or about October 15, 2015, she dispensed a prescription for Oxycodone CR 80mg in doses and/or quantities that were clinically questionable, without taking and/or documenting any steps to assess the propriety of the prescription;
  • On or about October 15, 2015, she dispensed a prescription for four benzodiazepines in doses and/or quantities and/or combinations that were clinically questionable, without taking and/or documenting any steps to assess the propriety of the prescription;
  • Between about January 19, 2016 and May 10, 2016, she dispensed drugs pursuant to a prescription for client [Patient A] in smaller quantities than prescribed, without written authorization from the person presenting the prescription, contrary to s. 9(1) of the Drug Interchangeability and Dispensing Fee Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. P.23;
  • On or about May 24, 2016, she performed the controlled act of prescribing a drug in circumstances where she was not authorized by a health profession act to do so and was otherwise without authorization to do so, with respect to her prescribing of four benzodiazepines;
  • On or about May 24, 2016, she performed the controlled act of prescribing a drug without doing the following, which she was required to do:
    • Notifying the patient’s prescriber that she renewed the patient’s prescription, and/or recording in the patient’s record the date on which she notified the patient’s prescriber;
    • Recording all of the information on the prescription and/or the patient record required by ss. 37 and 38 of O. Reg. 202/94 made under the Pharmacy Act, 1991, S.O. 1991, c. 36

In particular, the Panel found that she

  • Failed to maintain a standard of practice of the profession
  • Contravened the Act, the Drug and Pharmacies Regulation Act, the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991, or the regulations under those Acts, and in particular, ss. 36, 37, and 38 of O. Reg. 202/94, as amended, made under the Act, and/or s. 27 of the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991, and/or s. 4(2) of the Act
  • Contravened a federal or provincial law or municipal by-law with respect to the distribution, sale or dispensing of any drug or mixture of drugs, and in particular, s. 9(1) of the Drug Interchangeability and Dispensing Fee Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. P.23, and s. 51(1) of the Benzodiazepines and Other Targeted Substances Regulations, SOR/2000-217, made under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, S.C. 1996, c. 19
  • Engaged in conduct or performed an act relevant to the practice of pharmacy that, having regard to all the circumstances, would reasonably be regarded by members of the profession as unprofessional

The hearing of arguments with respect to an Order is completed and the parties are awaiting the decision of the Discipline Committee.