DR. JANE CATHERINE GILBERT
PRACTICE LOCATION: Oakville
AREA OF PRACTICE: Psychiatry
HEARING INFORMATION: Statement of Uncontested
Facts; Uncontested Penalty
funding for therapy for Patient A. Dr. Gilbert was
also ordered to pay the College 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.
On January 9, 2019, the Discipline Committee
found that Dr. Gilbert committed an act of profes-
sional misconduct in that she engaged in sexual
abuse of a patient; and engaged in an act or omission
that would be regarded by members as disgraceful,
dishonourable or unprofessional.
Dr. Gilbert was not in attendance at the hearing.
It was confirmed through Dr. Gilbert’s counsel that
Dr. Gilbert had been appropriately served with the
Notice of Hearing and agreed to the hearing proceed-
ing in her absence.
In October 2009, Dr. Gilbert started to provide
psychiatric treatment to Patient A. He was suffering
from depression and had a history of psychiatric dif-
While treating Patient A, Dr. Gilbert became
friends with him and his wife and started to attend at
their home regularly.
In the fall of 2010, while still treating Patient A,
Dr. Gilbert entered into a sexual relationship with
Patient A. This began one afternoon in Patient A’s
home while the two were drinking together. The
sexual relationship continued until April 2014.
Pharmacy records obtained from three different
pharmacies revealed that between 2009 and 2014,
Dr. Gilbert prescribed to Patient A numerous medi-
cations including anti-depressants, sedatives, narcot-
ics and medications for erectile dysfunction. She also
provided Patient A with non-prescription pills to
treat his erectile dysfunction which she told him were
ordered from a “third world country.”
Dr. Gilbert made statements, which were untrue,
about the timing of the commencement of her sexual
relationship with Patient A. DR. JAMES MUNDY HARDWICK
The Discipline Committee ordered: revocation of Dr.
Gilbert’s certificate of registration; a reprimand; and June 2016
Patient A returned to the SAC for follow-up with Dr.
Hardwick to have her dressings changed, and to have
DIALOGUE ISSUE 2, 2019
PRACTICE LOCATION: Stratford
AREA OF PRACTICE: General Surgery
HEARING INFORMATION: Admission; Agreed Statement of
Facts; Joint Submission on Penalty
On March 27, 2019, the Discipline Commit-
tee found that Dr. Hardwick committed an act of
professional misconduct in that he engaged in an act
or omission that would be regarded by members as
disgraceful, dishonourable or unprofessional.
In 2016, Dr. Hardwick’s practice included provid-
ing services in the Stratford General Hospital’s Surgi-
cal Ambulatory Care (SAC) outpatient clinic and
surgical assisting in the operating room.
Patient A was a teenager. She developed a pilonidal ab-
scess, located near the tailbone. Patient A attended at
the Stratford General Hospital’s SAC on referral from
a family physician for an excision by Dr. Hardwick.
An earlier excision had not been successful. Patient A
was accompanied on this visit by a student coordina-
tor. Dr. Hardwick explained that he was going to open
the patient’s abscess to take the pressure off.
When Dr. Hardwick made the incision, he com-
mented on the unusual severity of the infection,
including stating that the smell was worse than he
expected. Dr. Hardwick failed to explain that he was
making the comment with respect to the severity
of her condition. His comment caused the patient