Cornwall Ontario – One has to wonder what it takes for a pharmacist to lose their license from the Ontario College of Pharmacists?
If the College’s discipline panel deems behavior by one of their members to be:
…disgraceful, dishonourable and unprofessional…
Wouldn’t that be enough?
For one case, billing dead patients didn’t do the trick and only resulted in restitution for a nominal amount, reprimand, an order to take an ethics course(which one would wonder would be mandatory before licensing?) and an 18 month suspension from the college.
… it issued an 18-month suspension, a reprimand and a requirement to take an ethics course. She was also ordered to pay $20,000 in costs.
The Toronto Star story (LINK) stated Hanna was one of 107 health-care professionals found guilty of fake billing during a five year period and that she, along with most them, kept their licence which begs the question that if pharmacists know that IF found guilty they get a spank on the wrist what really motivates them to not violate the rules of conduct?
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