Dialogue Volume 15, Issue 2 2019 - Page 47

DISCIPLINE SUMMARIES right to an appeal and the Committee administered the DR. VINEET IQBAL ARORA public reprimand. PRACTICE LOCATION: Hamilton AREA OF PRACTICE: Ophthalmology HEARING INFORMATION: Admission; Agreed Statement of Facts; Joint Submission on Penalty On January 9, 2019, the Discipline Committee found that Dr. Arora committed an act of profession- al misconduct in that he engaged in an act or omis- sion that would be regarded by members as disgrace- ful, dishonourable or unprofessional. On June 21, 2015, Dr. Arora entered into an undertaking with the College whereby he agreed to, among other things: • restrict his number of daily patient encounters to a maximum of 80 patient encounters per day except on days when he is on-call for the Ophthalmology Service at Hamilton Health Science and St. Joseph’s Health Centre; and • maintain a call log verifying all patients seen above the ordinary 80 patient maximum. In September 2016, the College received corre- spondence from the Ministry of Health and Long- Term Care, indicating that on various dates between June 21, 2015 and August 22, 2016, Dr. Arora had claimed for more than 80 fee codes which require a direct encounter with the patient. Dr. Arora was on- call on one of these dates. Dr. Arora did not main- tain a call log verifying all patients seen above the ordinary 80 patient maximum on the dates when he was on-call. ORDER The Discipline Committee ordered: a one-month suspension on Dr. Arora’s certificate of registration; a reprimand; successful completion of the PROBE Ethics and Boundaries Program; and payment to the College for hearing costs in the amount of $6,000. For complete details of the Order, please see the full decision at www.cpso.on.ca. Select Find a Doctor and enter the doctor’s name. At the conclusion of the hearing, Dr. Arora waived his DR. PETER PAUL BARANICK PRACTICE LOCATION: Ottawa AREA OF PRACTICE: General Practice HEARING INFORMATION: Admission; Agreed Statement of Facts; Joint Submission on Penalty On January 30, 2019, the Discipline Committee found that Dr. Baranick committed an act of pro- fessional misconduct in that he engaged in an act or omission that would be regarded by members as disgraceful, dishonourable or unprofessional. Dr. Baranick signed an undertaking with the Col- lege in September 2015, stating, among other things, that he would not issue or renew prescriptions for narcotic drugs, narcotic preparations, controlled drugs, benzodiazepines and other targeted substanc- es, or other monitored drugs, and that he would post a sign at all of his practice locations advising of his prescribing restriction. Between 2017 and 2018, Dr. Baranick failed to take sufficient steps to ensure that his signs were posted at all of his practice locations at all times as required, despite several letters from the College advising him that he was required to do so. Dr. Baranick breached his prescribing restrictions on three occasions between 2015 and 2017. Each of the prescriptions was for a testosterone medication that Dr. Baranick was prohibited from prescribing. ORDER The Discipline Committee ordered: a one-month sus- pension on Dr. Baranick’s certificate of registration; a reprimand; and payment of hearing costs to the College in the amount of $6,000. For complete details of the Order, please see the full decision at www.cpso.on.ca. Select Find a Doctor and enter the doctor’s name. At the conclusion of the hearing, Dr. Baranick waived his right to an appeal and the Committee administered the public reprimand. ISSUE 2, 2019 DIALOGUE 47