British Columbia

Ultrasounds by non-accredited company forbidden by B.C. Supreme Court

Justice George Macintosh has granted an injunction order prohibiting Randy Spielvogel and his company, Mobile Life Imaging, from unlawfully practising medicine in B.C.

Order prohibits Randy Spielvogel and his company from unlawfully practising medicine in B.C.

The B.C. Supreme Court has ordered a North Dakota man (not pictured) and his medical imaging company to stop practising medicine in the province until receiving accreditation from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of B.C. (CBC)

A British Columbia court has banned an American man and his medical diagnostic company from providing ultrasounds in the province.

Provincial Supreme Court Justice George Macintosh has granted an injunction order prohibiting Randy Spielvogel and his company, Mobile Life Imaging, from unlawfully practising medicine in B.C.

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of B.C. says it conducted a lengthy investigation after hearing concerns that the company was providing ultrasounds to screen for diseases, but was not accredited by the regulator.

It says the company had a mobile unit that travelled around several communities, including Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Langley, Maple Ridge and Delta.

The college says it sent Spielvogel letters informing him neither he nor the company are authorized to provide medical services in B.C., but says the North Dakota man's replies indicated he would not stop.

The court order says Spielvogel and the company cannot provide any service regulated by the college, including ultrasound services, until they have been accredited by the regulator.

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