Thursday, December 1, 2011

Self-governing regulating bodies pretty lax

Why is it that the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO) cannot do a simple Google search when renewing a licence for a physician?

In September 2008, Dr. Joyce Buckley had her New York State medical licence revoked for "gross negligence."

Gynecologist faces allegations of unprofessional conduct
November 28, 2011
Ontario's governing body for doctors alleges Buckley misled the college in April 2008 when she renewed her medical licence in this province.
The college says Buckley answered 'no' to the question: "Are there any disciplinary actions pending against you by a licensing authority other that the CPSO?"

A simple search found:
Watertown Daily Times | Watertown doctor's license revoked
22 Sep 2008 – Dr. Joyce Wong Buckley's medical license has been revoked, effective Tuesday.

When she went to the CPSO to have her licence renewed she lied to them.

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