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CPSA cancels practice permit of Edmonton’s Dr. Max Klein

Hearing Decisions, Media Release | Posted August 11, 2022

A CPSA Hearing Tribunal has cancelled the practice permit and registration of Dr. Max Klein of Edmonton.

Dr. Klein was found guilty earlier this year of administering an illicit substance (later found to be MDMA, also known as Ecstasy) to a colleague without their knowledge or consent in 2015, when Dr. Klein was a fifth-year resident at the University of Alberta. The Tribunal reconvened to determine sanction and after considering all the evidence and submissions from CPSA’s Complaints Director, ordered the cancellation of Dr. Klein’s registration with CPSA. It was also ordered that Dr. Klein receive a reprimand and be responsible for 100 per cent of the costs associated with the investigation and hearing.

Dr. Klein did not attend either hearing on this matter, did not make a submission to the Tribunal on sanction and did not participate in CPSA’s complaints process at any stage. He has not been in practice since the incident occurred in 2015.

Resources:

CPSA Hearing Tribunal decision (sanction)

CPSA Hearing Tribunal decision (merits)

CPSA media release (May 12, 2022)

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