Dr. Ian Postnikoff, a psychiatrist, was found guilty of unprofessional conduct by a CPSA hearing tribunal after failing to report a sexual relationship with a patient on several of his Renewal Information Forms (RIF). Dr. Postnikoff falsely denied having a sexual relationship with the patient, before finally self-reporting the relationship to CPSA in late 2017.
The hearing tribunal noted that Dr. Postnikoff’s unprofessional conduct would be worthy of significant sanction had he not elected to retire in January 2018, with a signed undertaking to never reapply. He is responsible for paying two-thirds of the costs of the investigation and hearing (totaling $10,204.29), and a fine of $5,000.
CPSA hearing tribunal decision