Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Corruption in Ontario's HEALTHCARE System..!

Secret





In Memory Of
Arlene H. Berry
1958-2000



A Penetrating Analysis
of Corruption
In
Ontario's
HEALTHCARE System..!


The truth about Corruption in the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services via the Office of the Chief Coroner for Ontario: This Ministry's mandate is a commitment to "ensuring that Ontario's communities are supported and protected by law enforcement and public safety systems that are safe, secure, effective, efficient and accountable". This of course is bullshit. In fact, nothing could be further from the truth.

Ontario has a long and sad history of socially unacceptable medical corruption and criminal coverup under shield of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario that has sought to institutionalize rip-offs with OHIP, and to keep sick people sick and their families oblivious to it, and to shield bad doctors from medical procedure mistake(s) and criminal accountability.

Make No Mistake: Medical Errors Can Be Deadly Serious.


Neither the government, the medical profession, nor the press desire to lift the manhole cover on this Sewer of corruption, needless suffering, and unnecessary deaths. Perhaps it’s time they had their moral codes thoroughly overhauled.
Shame: A Major Reason Why Most Medical Doctors Don't Change Their Views
WHY AREN’T MEDICAL AND SURGICAL PROCEDURES STUDIED?

When medical science abandons safe medical practices for highly dangerous ones we have a serious situation that we need to look at under a microscope.

A definitive review and close reading of medical peer-review journals, and government health statistics shows that Canadian and American medicine frequently causes more harm than good. Perhaps the words "health care" give us the illusion that medicine is about health. Allopathic medicine is not a purveyor of healthcare but of disease-care.

IATROGENIC DEATH

Iatrogenic means "caused by medical treatment". The term iatro comes from the Greek word "iatros", for medical or medicinal.

Iatrogenic death occurs when people die due to errors or negligence caused by doctors and pharmacists. Thousands of patients in our hospitals or under doctors care die annually and scores of others suffer serious injury because of medical "mistakes" and "doctor-caused" injury and illness is clearly the leading cause of death in Canada. All Canadians should be outraged at this monstrous wasting of human life.

It is estimated that one in every 200 patients in our hospitals has an iatrogenic death annually, even homicide can go undetected because autopsies are not being performed and there are no safeguards in place. The truth is that many diseases, including cancer can be traced to "iatrogenic" causes. In fact, more patients die from the treatments they receive than from the malaise doctors so dubiously seek to cure, with iatrogenic deaths attributed to "natural, non-specific or undetermined" causes.

Since fewer than 10 percent of medical mistakes are reported to hospital authorities, or any other authorities for that matter, the patients, or their families are never told that the injuries were caused by the doctors. That means greater than 90 percent of iatrogenic deaths go undiscovered, hence no disciplinary action is ever taken on any of the doctors involved in these incidents. It is also a measure of honesty and integrity in the medical profession, a profession that has its roots in occult formulas, medieval magic, and quackery of all kinds.

The 1960's saw physicians in Canada go on strike and the mortality rate dropped.
Beware of the backstage workings of Ontario’s medical establishment, and in particular, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario and its conflicting interest relationship with the Office of the province’s Chief Coroner.

That the purpose of a coroner’s investigation is to determine cause of death, or that the prime function of the coroner’s office is to prevent deaths is grossly misrepresented. Alarmingly, the Coroner’s Act precludes coroners from finding fault or assigning blame, a perversion incorporated into the Act to "shield" bad doctors from medical wrongdoing.

The truth is that the coroner’s office is used as a dumping ground for cases embarrassing either to the government or the medical profession, as in the case of Arlene H. Berry, who died suddenly, and unexpectedly at the age of 41. She was the victim of a horrific chain of medical negligence that is nothing short of criminal. No autopsy was performed. A family request for a formal inquest was also denied.

That it is still possible to bury things in the coroner’s office is both shocking and appalling. My experience with the coroner is that this office is "totally corrupt", and involved in "massive coverups" of it’s own, primarily involving iatrogenic (doctor-caused) deaths. One might ask how many iatrogenic deaths are uncovered as a direct result of a coroner’s investigation? How many reported by the office of the Chief Coroner in his annual report? The answer is NONE.




According to a CMAJ-JAMC report on medical ethics "The profession has accepted that dishonesty is necessary because of the dire consequences of being truthful."

Among disgraceful physicians attached to the public purse include more than 400 appointed local "cash-for-life" (up to age 70) coroners throughout the province who report to the regional coroner who ultimately reports to the chief coroner of Ontario.

Although a coroner’s responsibility is to the public, his allegiance is first to the government and medical profession, corruption notwithstanding.
"The coroner’s office has been regarded for too many years as a "convenient rug under which embarrassing cases could be swept, safely hidden from public scrutiny."
- Dr. Morton Shulman - Taken from his books entitled: Can't Somebody Shut Him Up? - Shulman, Morton Dr. & Kastner, Susan and Coroner.

The coroner’s office works under a "cloak of secrecy". They tell the police, the press, and the public only what they want them to know. Downplaying by omission is common since the basic selection/omission process necessarily omits what they don’t want the public to know, with coverups and criticisms suppressed.
The coroner perceives his findings to be unalterable. One might argue that such findings are not credible because no matter what the facts, he would still conclude no findings of medical wrongdoing, evidence of altered and falsified medical records notwithstanding.

The purpose of an inquest is not only to determine the cause of death, but look for ways to prevent similar deaths in future. To hold an inquest means hearing evidence from all of the witnesses who have information about a death. The decision not to hold an inquest is up to the coroner, but dirty politics dictate the course of that direction, with determination of holding an inquest at the whim of the coroner, and those who pull his string, akin to censorship, and "concealment".

The coroner regards an inquest "unnecessary" whenever there is a likelihood that the public will become enraged because they are afraid of the anger and embarrassment that will result - consider a few iatrogenic causes: Iatrogenic death by Water Intoxication, or Dehydration, Acute Pulmonary Oxygen Toxicity, Oxygen Depravation, SIRS and SEPSIS due to clinical insult, Drug Induced Cardiomyopathy with contraindicated medications, Withholding Life Support and scores of medical secret methods employed by doctors and nurses to kill their patients to coverup their negligence, or outright stupidity.

"In one case, an effort was made by an official of the Attorney General’s department to hand pick an inquest jury, by-passing the normal selection system. One proposed juror was connected with the company involved in the death under investigation."
- Dr. Morton Shulman




If common sense prevails, medical opinion must be logically sustainable, but most often it is not, and so is seen to be flawed. If medical opinion were to be accepted without scrutiny, health professionals could legislate themselves right out of liability for negligence. For this reason multiple medico-legal opinions are sometimes necessary. To compound the problem, one cannot find a doctor who will testify against another doctor, and the coroner’s office is no exception. They all belong to the same fraternity of freebooters that focuses on use of deception, dishonesty and outright lies to protect "it’s own".

Coroners rely explicitly on the opinion of others, because they have none of their own. The bald truth is that specialists in a given field are "not always expert in that field". What they don’t understand is what they are too lazy or incompetent to find out, Dr. McLellan.

As a death investigator, the coroner, with his immature posture of infallibility does not have first hand knowledge of the topic on which he professes to affirm, yet he concurs with opinions of others that lie outside the field of his own expertise, with his own opinion, if he had one, being of secondary value.
Bias is the single most serious problem when dealing with expert opinion and doctors are the worst offenders. There is no such thing as an unbiased expert, and scientific misconduct goes far beyond discriminating against ethnic groups to include targeting the "have-nots" of society. Lawyers often regard certain doctors as "hired guns", who take cash for comment.

The coroner, in his biased efforts to prejudice the results of his investigation does not give his "hand-picked" expert all of the facts. All communication is limited, slanted, or biased to include or exclude relevant information. But omission can also be used as a deliberate way of concealing. By withholding vital information, such as iatrogenic radiation injury to the nervous system, for example, he tells the expert only what he wants him to know. The expert knows this, and so analyses and returns his opinion according to data input.
With a simple "meeting of the minds", the expert proceeds to tailor or lard the report to justify the opinion that is in his opinion, being sought, often using parallel links in the given theory to obfuscate the truth.

While pretending to educate the coroner in the technical matters at hand, the objective of the biased expert is to make it appear as though the coroner understands the technical issues, while also giving as little information as possible.

Once there is a perception of understanding the expert infers from the opinion expressed that the coroner is the one making an independent decision and that his opinion will be correct rather than just agreeing with him. Of course this is just theatre which allows professional bias to skew the results.
"The opinions expressed herein by the author do not necessarily take into account all the facts and circumstances surrounding the death."

"The final conclusions of the Coroner’s investigation may differ significantly from the opinion expressed herein".

Further findings suggest that expert opinion, in the absence of consensus "evidence-based medicine", and published literature, is totally worthless.
A medical expert renders his opinion in his own "self-serving" interest, given his own values, and how much credence should be given to such opinion may well be subject to debate. It is in the analysis of "self-interest" that values most clearly play their role. For example, the coroner’s expert invariably has insinuated himself into a case or “conspiracy” for money, some with "revolving door" payoffs.

The coroner in his “dubious” dealings with other doctors would invariably have wheedled himself, predictably, upon the favours of one or more of his self-aggrandize and flatter colleaugues, i.e., classmate or golfing buddy, or other conflicting interest minion he knows personally due to being involved with one doctor or hospital or another, such as from Sunnybrook Hospital, for example, Dr. McLellan.
One might ask whether it is possible, in his field of expertise for legitimate differences of opinion to occur between qualified experts. Since the answer is invariably “yes”, the opinion expressed is not necessarily the correct one, is it? The expert therefore is not a wholly dependable source of information.
Any medical professional who, in rendering his opinion as to cause of death, volunteers his unsolicited belief as to another doctor’s conduct or standard of care, finding in favour of his fellow colleague invites being labeled retrospectively with the most nefarious motive.

In this regard, one might well ask what is the frequency with which such expert sells his opinion for monetary gain, including the side for which he predominantly finds, and whether he consistently finds in favour of his fellow colleagues. One might also ask what is his relationship to the coroner.

As can be seen, the coroner’s expert is, if not a charlatan, at least not what he is purported to be. In fact, he is nothing more than a paid shill and thus unworthy of belief. Indeed there is no need for him to show up at the coroner’s office - he would simply have mailed his opinion together with his time and charges.
Coroners are keen to play a role in decision-making but generally lacking when it comes to problem solving where expediency is a "means-end". Being closed minded may predispose.

The coroner sometimes uses the police to assist with an investigation, but the police rely on the coroners to interpret what they have uncovered. The coroner has no expertise in forensic science and the police have none in medicine. They tell each other only what they want each other to know. The coroner has the final say and will say what he is told to say by the hierarchy. Coroners neither investigate a complaint thoroughly, impartially, or accurately, unless considerable legal and public pressure is brought to bear. And in the absence of an autopsy or fact-finding post mortem, a coroner’s report can be a mixture of half-truths and bald falsehoods.

Much about what we have come to learn about disease, including statistical information, was discovered and confirmed through autopsies. But as it now stands, doctors seek to confirm their findings through human experimentation, i.e., by trial and error, using unsuspecting patients as their test subjects.
Autopsy findings help measure the overall quality of care in a hospital and community. But autopsies are seldom performed, except in medico-legal cases or where they are specifically requested, and in fact doctors try to discourage them, usually because they themselves have something to hide.

Coroners don’t do post-mortems, they know almost nothing about pathology. They are performed by a pathologist, who reports his findings to the “attending” physician. Talk about a "conflict of interest" should the attending physician or medical negligence be at fault.

Coroners are a partisan group of professional disinformation artists with a vested interest concealed behind a neutral, bland, inoffensive name who tend to operate in self-congratulatory and complementary packs or teams whose prime function is to prevent rational and complete examination of evidence which would hang them or any of their self-aggrandize and flatter colleagues. They are white coats in black hats acting as provincial government officials, licenced to practice ignorance, mayhem and unpardonable blunder with immunity from liability for wrongdoing.

Coroners, as with other physicians, are incredibly polished, and they are all charmers, but they are basically narrow, shallow people who don’t give a damn about iatrogenic death, or the pain and suffering that doctors have caused. Further findings suggest that coroners, like many other doctors, suffer from metacognitive skill deficit disorder, a syndrome that spans a broad continuum of metacognitive incompetence or lack of capacity to distinguish accuracy from error. Not only do these doctors reach erroneous conclusions and make bad choices, but their incompetence robs them of the metacognitive ability to realize it. Faulty reasoning may predispose.

With iatrogenic death falsely ascribed to illness, chalked up to natural, non-specific or undetermined causes, skewed by indiscreet investigative case histories, medical omission and bold-faced lies (to include falsified information on death certificates) undoubtedly surfeit and permeate the coroner’s files with disgust to excess.

Ontario’s coroners have adopted as their motto "We Speak For The Dead To Protect The Living", a quotation from Thomas D’Arcy McGee, a journalist and poet as well as a politician. In my opinion, if the dead could speak there would be dire consequences for the living, and many Canadian doctors would be facing “prison terms”.

That the "Office of the Chief Coroner for Ontario serves the living through high quality death investigations and inquests to ensure that no death will be overlooked, concealed or ignored", is an insult to one's intelligence - an absolute afront to one's dignity. The truth is that the Coroner's office only supervises inquiries into deaths of persons "other than those under medical attention" at time of death. In short, Ontario's doctors can thus get away with murder, and they do indeed. The philosophy "don’t cause any trouble for the government and especially not for the medical profession" is the philosophy of the Ontario government.

Mike Harris gutted the health care system in Ontario and used those monies to grease the political cogwheel, to feather his own nest and squandered the rest to the detriment of health care throughout the province, precipitating a rash of doctor-caused illness and untold deaths in hospitalized patients.

If the truth be known, the elite in Ontario are effectively immune to law. The law is a tool (as is the office of the Chief Coroner) to serve the ends of the powerful, where selective enforcement is the norm.

Bad policies based on misguided notions and a patronizing, pseudo-moralizing Harris government paternalism have produced disastrous consequences for health care in Ontario. Corrupt politicians and cabinet ministers cynically exploit the resulting suffering to maintain their positions of power, reinforcing their misguided policies. Police on the street end up bearing the brunt of selective enforcement due to political intervention, and political ass kissing while innocent lives are being destroyed and hideous crimes are being committed by bad doctors and nurses , in the name of "medicine".

The modern physician has already become one of man’s most potent killers and cripplers, and iatrogenic (doctor-caused) disease is in effect epidemic.
In failing to exercise simple prudence to protect the public from medical atrocities, the Ontario government itself is criminally negligent.
The reason police investigations into medical negligence and mishaps involving criminal negligence cases are not especially effective, is that their investigators are either uninformed, ignorant, or completely outclassed by a group of professional disinformation artists (liars), trained to subvert justice. It is the disinformation artists and those who pull their strings who have a vested motive for concealing the truth. Further findings suggest that the outcome of any meaningful investigation into doctor-caused death is "dictated" by the extent of political intervention, and cover-ups go straight to the top, the Attorney General of Ontario, et al.

Although the medical disciplinary machinery exists, it does not function due to dysfunctions in the self-regulatory system overrun by unchecked abuse.
Self-regulation is a failure. Despite record numbers of complaints against bad doctors to official bodies and severe criticism from the press, the government has never taken serious action against the College. Why?

The annals of medico-legal literature on civil malpractice and litigation are comprehensive, each bearing another gothic medical horror story.
In May of 2001, "The Toronto Star began undertaking a serious investigation into the College and exposed that 99% of all complaints are either dismissed or handled in secrecy."

"My experience with this system is that this agency is totally corrupt, and involved in massive coverups... The investigators who handle the complaints for the College of Physicians and Surgeons are either uninformed, ignorant or criminal in their investigations." Thunder Bay On-line

The Toronto Star - recent multiple front page headline series, How System Helps Shield Bad Doctors (May 5-7, 2001 and follow-ups) revealed heart-wrenching butchery, incompetence and coverups.”




What we need is a sustained, non-partisan political consensus to clean out the medical establishment’s dirty secrets, give all victims of medical malpractice redress, punish medical negligence, dispense with self-regulation, police the doctors, turn coronership over to the electorate, and start fresh without the baggage of secret, unacknowledged medical atrocities.

HOW RELIABLE IS MEDICAL OPINION?


"A pier review against an incompetent or corrupt physician is composed primarily of equally incompetent or corrupt pier review pannels. The medical complaints system in Ontario is cloaked in secrecy." - Malcolm Everett











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5 comments:

  1. I am just wondering what the actual data is on iatrogenic death rates in Ontario, Canada or any provice of significant size.

    We in the U.S. have seen an incredible difference in the characters that populate the U.S. hospitals' MD staff, THAT DOES NOT EXIST IN THE CANADIAN PICTURES WE HAVE SEEN (comparing graduating classes at Resident level for a few U.S. vs Canadian medical schools)

    Since the mildest estimates of iatrogenic deaths in the U.S, hospitalized population is as the third leading cause of death, cautiously putting it, comparing it to heart disease and cancer, we were wondering if there were other statistical benchmarks recognized in Canada?

    One group of medical MDs, PhDs and NDs did a global review of the whole range of articles in the medical literature as to the extent of this iatrogenic death rate and concluded that the doctors in the U.S. were killing jumbo jetloads of patients every day, just so people could grasp the size of numbers in the many hundreds of thousands per year.

    We are specifically interested in ANY measure.. surely something besides the drop of death rates during the strike in the 1960s would be valuable... Since we did live in Ontario from 1972 til 1982 and the OHIP etc was firmly in place, we would figure that the 1960 strike could have been after the OHIP installation OR in response to its tightening of the fee rules??? Do you recall what the strike was about?

    Surely there are things we can pinpoint in this picture of horror and death that would find us a way out. Hope you can see we are trying to figure this out so that we can challenge our own tragic loss' injustice. Hope you can hear what I am seeking.

    Should you wish to pursue the difference in U.S. and Canadian medical graduate photos, we will be happy to send you a clearer idea of that difference. Glad you are really pursuing this Arlene case and we wish you well.

    Our case is not truly just medical, it's racial and political and that the MDs in the groups we were subjected to unwillingly, think they are infallible and if you question, even and especially successfully, their prescribing, you will encounter racial and sexual hatred and intent to harm the patient. As you will see in www.insteadof911.net

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  2. PPL, THIS IS NOT RIGHT!!!! DONT KEEP A SILENCE!!! SPEAK UP!!!! WRITE TO BLOGS, NEWSPAPERS, CONTACT TV, PUT ON FACEBOOK!!!!!!

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  3. Medical negligence is professional carelessness committed by a physician or any relating staff members that does not conform to the accepted standards of medical practise and causes injury or even death to the patient.Most cases involve registered medical practitioners, doctors and surgeons, but similar principles are applied to relating staff members such as dentists, midwives, nurses, physiotherapists, psychologists and psychiatrists.

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  4. Another medical secret that is totally impossible to address, is the unauthorized covert lobotomy and brain implant experimentation by the late Dr. Harold Joseph Hoffman of the Toronto Hospital for Sick Children. While the media was building Hoffman up as a top neurosurgeon,in the operating room, he made Frankenstein the movie, look like a church picnic. On Dec. 9,1969, at 14 years of age, I was unfortunate to be under the care of Dr. Hoffman. I was put under a general aneasthia, then woke up in the ICU, suffering status epilepticus after under-going brain surgery as to cure my epilepsy. This never happened, and continued to suffer further seizure disorder, status epilepticus, and continual episodes of cerebral hemmorrahaging in the operative field. On Jan. 15, 1972, at 16 years of age, I suffered a seizure sustaining head injury and was re-addmitted back into Sick Kids. Again, my mother was only informed of "scar tissue removal" as to address my epilepsy. On Jan. 27, I was placed in a Gardiner head rest, and under a local, I endured the drilling into the cerebral cortex.
    During the cutting of the cranium between the holes just drilled, I could not tolerate the cracking of the cranium,and this torture compelled me to scream verbal profanities during the incision. During this operation there was a great deal of verbal repetition,along with a photographer asking me to smile for the camera. Several photos were taken of this operation, and Hoffman failed to live up to his promise of providing all copies of my surgery, giving me a false photo instead. This torture was most cruel,leaving me with PTSD ever since, along with further seizure disorder. Despite complaints to the Ontario College of Physicians and Surgeons, Ontario Health Professions Board,their decisions were based upon no evidence, while with holding my medical records. Reason being, medical records held evidence of unauthorized lobotomy and "surgery to alter behavior" also known as psychosurgery. This is most criminal and inhumane, when historical research of lobotomy upon psychiatric patients demonstrate adverse effects of seizures and cerebral hemmorrahaging. Interesting, this covert operation took place not too long after the US Dept of Justice Law Enforcement Assistance Administration (LEAA) put out six billion dollars towards psychosurgical research in 1968. Seems quite clear, why former CIA Director Richard Helms, destroyed all the MK-ULTRA files back in 1973. I recall HSC wards 5-G and 6-G, full of children with various cranium incisions, and casts on their heads.
    Whats going on at Toronto's Sick Kids, is no indifferent than the child abuse in Quebec, where during the 50's, over 100,000 Duplesiss orphans were exploited for CIA covert MK-ULTRA LSD and lobotomy research. Those who died from lobotomy were buried beside a pig sty. In Nov. of 1989, after a referal from a Toronto police officer, I had a meeting with a HSC patient advocate, who stated that since I'm a victim of criminal assault by Sick Kids and Hoffman, she could not intervene, in fear of losing her job, but before leaving her office, she informed me of a "on-going problem", and I was encouraged to expose it. Another thing that perturbs me. Where's the missing brain tissue that is on record, but not on the X-rays? It appears that a left and right temporal lobectomy took place, then replaced with foreign brain tissue. In other words, unauthorized brain tissue transplantation. More interesting, just as we have a cover-up on JFK's missing brain tissue after his assassination in 1963, we have a similar cloak of secrecy on Dr. Hoffman's covert brain surgical experiments upon defenseless children who suffer epilepsy. I cannot agree more with JFK's words, that "the very word secrecy is repugnant in a free and open society". http://www.thewhyfiles.net/mkultra4.htm#update
    http://www.ontariocourts.on.ca/decisions/2000/july/parker.htm

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  5. Father of deceased daughter asking for your assistance. If possible would you be able to give you employees/customers a chance to sign the petition indicated below. I thank you for reading this.

    ATTENTION: ALL CITIZENS OF ONTARIO, CANADA.

    RE: ACCOUNTABILITY AND TRANSPARENCY OF THE COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS OF ONTARIO

    PLEASE DOWNLOAD THE PETITION AS MANY TIMES AS YOU WISH AND PERSUADE YOUR RELATIVES, FRIENDS AND NEIGHBOURS TO SIGN. WE NEED TO GET AS MANY SIGNATURES AS POSSIBLE! SPREAD THE NEWS OF OUR FAMILY TRAGEDIES.

    ONLY THE ORIGINAL CAN BE MAILED DIRECTLY TO STEVE'S OFFICE WHICH IS ON THE BOTTOM OF THE PETITION.

    *********************************************************************
    Today is the last day of the fall session, Mr. Kilby.
    The legislature will return on Feb. 17, so if we could have them returned by early February that would be great. LET'S TRY FOR FEBRUARY 8TH.

    YOU MAY WISH TO DOWN LOAD A COPY OF BILL 29 SO THE PEOPLE WILL KNOW EXACTLY WHAT IT IS ABOUT
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    Bill 29 2014

    An Act to amend the Medicine Act, 1991

    Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario, enacts as follows:

    1. The Medicine Act, 1991 is amended by adding the following section:

    Register

    8. (1) The register maintained by the Registrar shall contain the following information about each member, in addition to the information that is required under the Health Professions Procedural Code:

    1. A notation of every complaint filed with the Registrar regarding the conduct or actions of the member.

    2. A notation of every caution of a member by a panel of the Inquiries, Complaints and Reports Committee.

    3. With respect to every civil action or proceeding alleging the member’s professional negligence or malpractice, the prescribed information.

    4. A notation of every death of a patient who was under the member’s care, as determined in accordance with the regulations.

    5. If a member practised medicine in another jurisdiction, all available information from the other jurisdiction that is comparable, as determined in accordance with the regulations, to the information described in paragraphs 1 to 4.

    Same

    (2) The Registrar shall make best efforts to obtain the information described in paragraphs 1 to 5 of subsection (1).

    Publication ban

    (3) No action shall be taken under this section which violates a publication ban, and nothing in this section requires or authorizes the violation of a publication ban.

    2. Section 12 of the Act is amended by adding the following clause:

    (d) for the purposes of paragraphs 1 to 5 of subsection 8 (1), prescribing anything referred to as prescribed and governing any matter referred to as being determined in accordance with the regulations.

    Commencement

    3. This Act comes into force on a day to be named by proclamation of the Lieutenant Governor.

    Short title

    4. The short title of this Act is the Medicine Amendment Act, 2014.

    EXPLANATORY NOTE

    Currently, the Health Professions Procedural Code requires the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario to maintain a public register of its members containing certain information. The Bill amends the Medicine Act, 1991, to provide that the register must also include information about complaints, cautions and civil actions or proceedings against a member, as well as information about deaths occurring in patients under the member’s care. The register would also include comparable information from other jurisdictions in which a member practised.


    Arnold Kilby

    Terra Dawn Kilby
    "An Angel In Our Lives"
    April 22/78 to July 21/06
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