Edmonton, AB – Dr. Bradley Stewart, a neurologist from Edmonton, was found guilty of unprofessional conduct by a CPSA hearing tribunal for failing to abide by an undertaking he signed with CPSA in 2016, requiring he have a chaperone present when seeing female patients. The chaperone condition was put in place following a separate complaint to CPSA.
Dr. Stewart did not contest the charges. The hearing tribunal accepted a joint submission on sanction, which includes the following:
- Dr. Stewart’s practice permit is suspended for six months, with three months considered served from when he voluntarily withdrew from practice in response to these charges (September 2020 to January 2021). The remaining three months is held in abeyance pending compliance with the remaining sanctions.
- A CPSA-approved chaperone (who is a regulated health professional) must be in attendance for all encounters with female patients, as well as with minor or dependent adult patients who have a female person with them during the visit.
- Dr. Stewart is responsible for 100 per cent of the costs of the investigation and hearing, totalling $38,538.18.
- Dr. Stewart must, at his own expense, undergo an assessment by a forensic psychiatrist chosen by CPSA’s Complaints Director, to assess Dr. Stewart’s risk of re-offending and recommend mitigation strategies. The psychiatrist’s report will be provided to the hearing tribunal, to determine if Dr. Stewart’s practice conditions should be revised or changed.
The hearing tribunal’s decision and the terms of agreement can be reviewed in full via the link below.