Two Edmonton doctors have been found guilty of unprofessional conduct.
Dr. Deanne Watrich was suspended for 60 days by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta for accessing health records of three individuals who were not her patients.
The College says Watrich admitted to using computers in the emergency department of the Misericordia hospital after an earlier user had not logged out.
She also must pay $22,233 in costs for the tribunal and investigation.
Dr. Moustafa Adams was cautioned by the College’s hearing tribunal after he failed to have a chaperone present while he was examining a disrobed female patient, which was a condition of his practice permit.
The college has now ordered Adams to have a chaperone present whenever he is examining any female patient, not just those who are disrobed.
The condition will stay on his practice permit until the end of 2013 and will be reassessed by the College’s Competence Committee.
Adams has been ordered to pay $14,395 to cover the costs of the investigation and tribunal.