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Dr. Kevin Mowbrey sanctioned after criminal conviction

Hearing Decisions, Media Release | Posted June 22, 2023

Edmonton, AB – After pleading guilty under the Criminal Code of Canada to one count of knowingly using a forged prescription between 2018 and 2019 while in residency, Dr. Kevin Mowbrey was sanctioned by a CPSA Hearing Tribunal for unprofessional conduct.

A criminal conviction is a breach under both Alberta’s Health Professions Act and CPSA’s Code of Ethics and Professionalism. The Hearing Tribunal accepted Dr. Mowbrey’s admission of unprofessional conduct and after considering submissions on sanction, their orders included the following:

  • Dr. Mowbrey’s practice permit is suspended for six months, which is considered complete as Dr. Mowbrey has not been in practice since 2020.
  • Before returning to residency, Dr. Mowbrey must complete a program to confirm he is fit to practice medicine and his permit shall be subject to any conditions recommended by the program assessors.
  • Dr. Mowbrey will be monitored by CPSA’s Physician Health Monitoring Program (PHMP) and is prohibited from prescribing benzodiazepines and opioids, unless under specific circumstances as outlined in the hearing decision. The need for monitoring will be reassessed by PHMP when Dr. Mowbrey completes his residency.
  • Dr. Mowbrey is responsible for 10 per cent of the costs of the investigation and hearing, to a maximum of $2,000.

The Tribunal’s decision and sanctions can be reviewed in full via the link below.

CPSA Hearing Tribunal decision

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