Nfld. & Labrador

Springdale doctor admits to sexual relationship with former patient

Dr. Todd Young, 45, has admitted to having had a three-year sexual relationship with a former patient while practising at the Green Bay Health Centre in Springdale.
Dr. Todd Young, 45, faces disciplinary action by the Newfoundland and Labrador College of Physicians. (CBC)

A central Newfoundland doctor has admitted that he had a sexual relationship with a former patient, while practicing at the Green Bay Health Centre.

Dr. Todd Young, 45, admitted Thursday to the three-year relationship at a St. John's hearing of the Newfoundland and Labrador College of Physicians and Surgeons.

He has also admitted to inappropriate conduct with a second patient. That conduct involved hugging and kissing.

Young faces disciplinary action by the college.  

He faces a list of sanctions, including a 19-month suspension of his medical licence and a $20,000 fine to help offset the cost of the tribunal.

Young, who is originally from Springdale, graduated from medical school at McMaster University in 2003, and practiced in rural Ontario.

He returned to Springdale in 2009 to work at the local hospital.

Young voluntarily withdrew from his practice in April 2014 after admitting his misconduct.