Doctor guilty of sexual abuse but revoking licence too harsh, court says
2019-08-12 from thestar.com
A Mississauga doctor who showed a gay porn magazine to a female patient will get a second chance at keeping his licence, following a recent court decision.
Dr. Martin Lee’s licence was initially revoked in 2017 by the discipline committee of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. Among other things, the committee found the rheumatologist had sexually abused one patient by showing her gay pornography and asking: “What is S&M? What do they get from it? How could two men do that?”
The committee also found he sexually abused another patient by rubbing his groin against her hip area while providing injections, and by “using sexually explicit and crude language when asking her personal questions about her sex life.” That patient had testified at the discipline hearing that Lee asked her questions like: “Is your husband’s c--- big?” and “Can he still put it in my p----?”
Lee appealed to the Divisional Court, where in a ruling released last month the court upheld the findings of sexual abuse, but overturned the penalty of revocation.
The court has sent the case back to the discipline committee to come up with a new punishment.
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