After admitting to unprofessional conduct, Dr. Aimen Fateis, a general practitioner from St. Albert, was sanctioned by a CPSA Hearing Tribunal.
Dr. Fateis was accused of failing to detect and remove a foreign body from his patient’s eye, amending the patient’s record without noting the date of the change as required by CPSA’s Patient Record Content standard and failing to respond accurately to CPSA about the incident.
Dr. Fateis admitted to the conduct and acknowledged that his actions were unprofessional. The Hearing Tribunal accepted a joint submission on sanction and their orders include the following:
- Dr. Fateis’ practice permit is suspended for two months, with one month to be served and the second held in abeyance pending fulfillment of the Tribunal’s remaining orders.
- At his own expense, Dr. Fateis must complete courses on ethics and boundaries, record keeping and ophthalmological emergencies.
- Dr. Fateis is responsible for 75 per cent of the costs of the investigation and hearing (final amount to be determined).