Edmonton, AB – A CPSA hearing tribunal found Calgary General Practitioner Dr. Joanne Suk-Wah Tse guilty of unprofessional conduct after failing to comply with a Terms of Resolution Agreement (TORA) signed in 2017. That TORA had allowed closure of a CPSA complaint identifying Dr. Tse’s failure to cooperate with an Alberta Health audit of her submission of billings to the Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan.
In the original complaint, Dr. Tse had failed to provide certain patient records to Alberta Health. She agreed to re-engage with Alberta Health and provide the requested charts after signing the 2017 TORA, but neither provided the information nor responded to Alberta Health until August 2019.
The hearing tribunal will reconvene at a later date to determine Dr. Tse’s sanction.
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The College of Physicians & Surgeons of Alberta is the regulator for all physicians and surgeons in the province and is governed by the Health Professions Act. Our role is to protect the public by issuing practice permits to those who meet educational and training criteria, hold Alberta physicians to ethical and medical practice standards, and investigate and resolve physician-related complaints. CPSA also ensures the safety and quality of medical and diagnostic testing services in Alberta through an independent accreditation program.