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CPSA Hearing Tribunal sanctions Dr. Morgan Osborne

Hearing Decisions, Media Release | Posted May 31, 2023

Edmonton, AB – Dr. Morgan Osborne, a general practitioner from Medicine Hat, was sanctioned by a CPSA Hearing Tribunal after admitting to unprofessional conduct.

Dr. Osborne was accused of not following the requirements outlined in CPSA’s Prescribing: Drugs Associated with Substance Use Disorders or Substance-Related Harms and Patient Record Content standards of practice, specifically by:

  • Prescribing opioids to a patient between 2017 and 2018 without documenting any goals established for the patient’s pain or function, the risks associated with opioid use, or the justification for prescribing a long-term opioid at a dose exceeding the recommended daily maximum dose.
  • Not documenting whether any independent sources were used to confirm which prescriptions were previously dispensed to the patient.
  • Not keeping adequate patient records on several occasions between 2016 and 2018.

Dr. Osborne admitted to the allegations and the Hearing Tribunal accepted a joint submission on sanction:

  • Dr. Osborne will receive a reprimand.
  • At his own cost, Dr. Osborne will complete courses on prescribing and medical record keeping, and participate in an Individual Practice Review through CPSA’s Continuing Competence department (these have been completed).
  • Dr. Osborne is responsible for 25 per cent of the costs of the investigation and hearing, to a maximum of $2,500.

CPSA Hearing Tribunal decision

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