Monday, February 15, 2010

Who is protecting patients?

Not the College of Physicians if they grant this man his licence back.
This type of story just upsets me so much:  Punish the Nurse.
 When a nurse speak up in the nature of a whistle-blower.

This man is my former neighbour, his ex-wife babysat my youngest son. Who protects our children?
He is trying to get back his licence to practice medicine despite being convicted of molesting a patient.


Pain doctor barred for sexual acts on patients

medicine in Ontario again. A disciplinary panel has rejected Martin Hugh Gillen'srequest for reinstatement, officials said Friday. The five-person panel decided 

Dr. Martin Gillen leaves his reinstatement hearing at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario in Toronto on Tuesday. (Brett Clarkson QMI Agency)

Martin Gillen, seen here in 2004, lost his licence to practice medicine after pleading guilty to sexual assault in 2005.

An Ottawa doctor who lost his licence to practise medicine after he was caught on video touching himself in the presence of a heavily sedated patient is attempting to be reinstated. The patient's panties were then seen being removed from her foot. The 40-year-old patient brought the camera, disguised in her purse, after she grew suspicious of the doctor.

Martin Gillen, who has twice been barred from practising medicine for similar offences, is expected to appear before a disciplinary committee of the College of Physicians and Surgeons in Toronto today. It is believed that the hearing will last one week.

That marked the second time he had seen his licence to practise medicine revoked. In 1987, Gillen was accused of sexually assaulting a 21-year-old female patient at a Perth hospital.
At that trial, a nurse testified that a month before the alleged act, the doctor was also caught masturbating in the room of a 19-year-old patient.

In addition to having his licence revoked, the 2001 victim's video was used as evidence to convict Gillen criminally in November 2004.
Gillen, who practiced as a pain specialist in Ottawa, agreed to a deal in which he pleaded guilty to one count of sexual assault.
He was sentenced to a 9-month jail term, two years of probation, and had his name placed on the provincial sex offender registry for 10 years.
While serving time at the Ontario Correctional Institute in Brampton, a rehabilitative institute that specializes in treating sex offenders, Gillen was enrolled in the Sexual Offender Relapse Prevention Program (SORPP), which he said helped him to understand the severity of what he did as well as ways to avoid committing further offences.
Also expected to testify is a woman who said Gillen abused her in the 1980s.
In 1986, Gillen was acquitted of the then 21-year-old university student's allegation that he had masturbated into her hand as she was waking up from anesthesia.

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Gillen's lawyer, Teresa Walsh, has argued the 57-year-old divorced father of three has made huge rehabilitative gains through years of therapy. Once a reclusive introvert who claimed not to have a single friend, Gillen has repaired broken relationships and is now in a committed, loving relationship with a woman he met online.

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