DocTalk 2022 - Volume 9 Issue 4

College Disciplinary Actions

The College reports discipline matters in the next issue of the Newsletter after the disciplinary action is complete.  The College website also contains information on discipline matters that are completed and matters where charges have been laid but have not yet been completed.
The website contains additional details about all disciplinary actions taken by the College since 1999. That includes information about the charges, a copy of the discipline hearing committee decision if there was a hearing, and the Council decision imposing penalty. If a discipline matter was resolved through post-charge alternative dispute resolution, the information will include a copy of the undertaking signed by the physician or a summary of the terms to be completed. 

There were three (3) discipline matters completed since the last Newsletter report

Dr. Ali Mohammed Abdul-Razak Al-Khafaji

Council took action pursuant to section 54.01 of The Medical Profession Act, 1981 based upon a finding of unprofessional conduct by the Ontario Physicians and Surgeons Discipline Tribunal (“OPSDT”) for engaging in a sexual relationship with a patient. The OPSDT revoked Dr. Al-Khafaji’s licence, imposed a reprimand, required him to reimburse the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario for funding provided to the complainant for counselling, and required him to pay costs. The CPSS Council considered the appropriate penalty pursuant to section 54.01 of The Medical Profession Act, 1981 and revoked Dr. Al-Khafaji’s licence. He will not be eligible to have his licence restored until he has met conditions and three years have elapsed.  In addition, the Council imposed a reprimand and ordered the payment of costs in the amount of $1,410.00.

Dr. Boniface Lubega

Dr. Lubega admitted a charge of unprofessional conduct for billing Medical Services Branch for surgical assisting work when he had not been asked to perform that work and the work was not medically necessary. The penalty order included a reprimand and a $5,000 fine, with payment of the fine to be required six months after Dr. Lubega returns to full-time employment.

Dr. Charles Orhadje

Dr. Orhadje admitted a charge of unprofessional conduct for his communication with a patient by texting, failing to document the texting and failing to ensure the patient understood the purpose of the text messages.  The penalty order included a written reprimand, completion of a boundaries/professionalism course, completion of a communications course, and payment of costs in the amount of $10,665.06.