Salama, Amani

Hearing date: TBA

Summary of Allegations

As a result of a referral by the Inquiries, Complaints and Reports Committee, it is alleged that Ms. Salama, while engaged in the practice of pharmacy as director, shareholder and/or dispensing pharmacist at IDA Hanin Drug Mart in Toronto, Ontario, committed professional misconduct in that she

  • Submitted and/or permitted, consented to or approved, either expressly or by implication, the submission of, accounts or charges for services that she knew or reasonably ought to have known were false or misleading to the Ontario Drug Benefit program for:
    • one or more of certain identified drugs and/or products, from on or about January 1, 2009 to on or about May 31, 2010, and/or
    • 679 MedsCheck reviews submitted from on or about January 23, 2008 to on or about June 30, 2010 which were non-compliant with the guidelines of the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care
  • Falsified and/or permitted, consented to or approved, either expressly or by implication, the falsification of, pharmacy records in relation to claims made to the Ontario Drug Benefit program by a corporation of which she a director and/or shareholder for:
    • one or more of certain identified drugs and/or products, from on or about January 1, 2009 to on or about May 31, 2010, and/or
    • 679 MedsCheck reviews submitted from on or about January 23, 2008 to on or about June 30, 2010 which were non-compliant with the guidelines of the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care
  • Failed to ensure that the Pharmacy complied with all legal requirements, including but not limited to, requirements regarding record keeping, documentation, and billing the Ontario Drug Benefit Plan.

In particular, it is alleged that she

  • Failed to maintain a standard of practice of the profession
  • Falsified and/or permitted, consented to or approved, either expressly or by implication, the falsification of, records relating to her practice
  • In her professional capacity, signed or issued and/or permitted, consented to or approved, either expressly or by implication, the signing or issuing of a document that she knew contained a false or misleading statement
  • Submitted and/or permitted, consented to or approved the submission of accounts or charges for services that she knew to be false or misleading
  • Contravened the Act, the Drug and Pharmacies Regulation Act, the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 or the regulations under those Acts , and in particular:
    • Sections 5, 6 and 15(1)(b) of the Ontario Drug Benefits Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. O.10, as amended, and/or Ontario Regulation 201/96 made thereunder and/or sections 156, 163 and 166 of the Drug and Pharmacies Regulation Act, R.S.O. 1990 , c. H.4, as amended
  • 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:
    • Sections 5, 6 and 15(1)(b) of the Ontario Drug Benefit Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. O.10, as amended, and/or Ontario Regulation 201/96 made thereunder and/or sections 156, 163 and 166 of the Drug and Pharmacies Regulation Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. H.4, as amended
  • Permitted, consented to or approved, either expressly or by implication, the contravention of 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:
    • Sections 5, 6 and 15(1)(b) of the Ontario Drug Benefit Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. O.10, as amended, and/or Ontario Regulation 201/96 made thereunder and/or sections 156, 163 and 166 of the Drug and Pharmacies Regulation Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. H.4, as amended
  • 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