Edmonton, AB – Dr. Keith Martin, a Family Physician from Slave Lake, was found not guilty of unprofessional conduct by a CPSA hearing tribunal.
It was alleged that in 2013, Dr. Martin struck a patient on the head during her attendance at the emergency room in Slave Lake while being assessed and treated for head trauma from a slip and fall.
The Hearing Tribunal concluded that while the patient was trying to be truthful in giving her evidence, and truly believes that she was struck by Dr. Martin, the evidence she provided was not reliable as she did not have an independent recollection of the events from 2013. In addition, the tribunal stated that there were significant discrepancies in the patient’s evidence and that of the other witnesses, as well as the patient record.
Under the Health Professions Act, CPSA has 30 days from the date of the decision to appeal.