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Dr. De Nguyen sanctioned for unprofessional conduct

Hearing Decisions, Media Release | Posted January 16, 2024

Edmonton, AB – General practitioner Dr. De Nguyen of Edmonton was sanctioned by a CPSA Hearing Tribunal after a previous finding of unprofessional conduct.

Dr. Nguyen was found guilty of failing to respond to communications from CPSA (letters, emails and phone calls) between 2020 and 2021, about a complaint resulting from his refusal to engage with CPSA’s Continuing Competence program.

Dr. Nguyen has not been in practice since 2020, when his permit was suspended under section 65 of the Health Professions Act for failing to respond to CPSA to address concerns about his practice.

Dr. Nguyen did not attend the hearing or make any submissions to the Tribunal on sanction. After considering submissions on sanction from CPSA’s Complaints Director, the Tribunal ordered the following:

  • Dr. Nguyen will receive a reprimand.
  • Prior to the reinstatement of his practice permit, Dr. Nguyen must successfully complete a professionalism course and a competence assessment at his own cost.
  • If his practice permit is reinstated, Dr. Nguyen must fully engage with CPSA’s Continuing Competence program and complete any remedial actions they provide.
  • Dr. Nguyen is responsible for the full cost of the investigation and hearing, to a maximum of $10,000.

CPSA Hearing Tribunal decision on sanction (November 2023)
CPSA media release (June 2023)
CPSA Hearing Tribunal decision on merits (May 2023)
CPSA media release (October 2020)

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