Edmonton, AB – A CPSA Hearing Tribunal found Dr. Max Klein of Edmonton guilty of unprofessional conduct, for administering an illicit substance to a colleague without her knowledge or consent.
It was alleged that in January 2015, when Dr. Klein was a fifth-year resident at the University of Alberta, he met socially with a fellow physician for whom he mixed an alcoholic drink. After consuming the drink, Dr. Klein’s colleague began experiencing strange symptoms. She was subsequently evaluated at the emergency room later that evening, where a toxicology screen came back positive for MDMA (also known as Ecstasy).
The Hearing Tribunal noted that Dr. Klein, whose registration with CPSA has been inactive since August 2015, did not attend the hearing. After considering all the evidence presented, along with testimony from several witnesses, the Tribunal ruled the allegations had been proven and found Dr. Klein guilty of unprofessional conduct.
Dr. Klein and CPSA will both have the opportunity to make submissions to the Tribunal on sanction, which will be finalized at a later date.
CPSA Hearing Tribunal decision