The organization that certifies doctors to practice in B.C. has stripped a Victoria, B.C., man of his registration status after he was convicted of sexually assaulting a young patient.
In the disciplinary action notice filed Monday, the B.C. College of Physicians and Surgeons said that Dr. Farrokh Rohani sexually assaulted a 16-year-old in August 2008, and that he voluntarily stopped practising medicine the following month.
The college said that following its own disciplinary process, it decided to revoke Rohani's licence to practise in B.C., effective Friday.
"The Board concluded that the conduct of Dr. Rohani was so egregious, and the abdication and abuse of his responsibilities as a physician was so disgraceful, that the most severe penalty available under the Health Professions Act, cancellation of his registration, was required," the college said in the notice.
Rohani was convicted for the sexual assault in B.C. Supreme Court in July 2010 and sentenced to a year in jail. A subsequent appeal to the B.C. Court of Appeal was dismissed.
The college also ordered him to pay $14,094.50 towards the College’s costs of handling his disciplinary case.