Summary of Allegations
At a hearing on November 1, 2017, a Panel of the Discipline Committee made findings of professional misconduct against Mr. Patel with respect to the following incidents, in that he:
- Failed to comply with the decision of the Inquiries, Complaints and Reports Committee dated September 16, 2015 (“ICRC decision”) requiring him to complete a specified continuing education or remediation program (“SCERP”) by September 16, 2016;
- Failed to access and read encrypted email communications sent to him by the College regarding the ICRC decision and SCERP on September 16, 2015; October 20, 2015; March 15, 2016; and/or October 7, 2016;
- Failed to respond to the College’s inquiries to him regarding the ICRC decision and SCERP by telephone messages left for him on May 4, May 10, October 4, October 5 and/or October 6, 2016; and/or
- Failed to comply with the commitment he communicated to the College by email on September 29, 2016 that he would ensure he completed the SCERP as soon as possible and provide confirmation to the College that he had.
In particular, the Panel found that he
- Failed to maintain a standard of practice of the profession
- 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 as disgraceful, dishonourable or unprofessional with respect to the incidents described above
The hearing of evidence and arguments is complete and the parties are awaiting a decision of the Discipline Committee regarding the Order and whether the Member has demonstrated that he is ungovernable.
The hearing will resume on December 14, 2017.