Edmonton, AB – A CPSA Hearing Tribunal found Dr. Peter Idahosa, a general practitioner from Calgary, guilty of unprofessional conduct after he admitted to prescribing himself several medications by writing prescriptions in the names of his colleagues, without their knowledge or consent.
The Tribunal accepted Dr. Idahosa’s admission of unprofessional conduct and ordered the following sanctions:
- Dr. Idahosa’s practice permit is suspended for six months, with four months to be served and two held in abeyance pending fulfillment of the Tribunal’s remaining orders.
- Dr. Idahosa must undergo a multi-disciplinary assessment at his own expense, to address the factors which led to the unprofessional conduct.
- Dr. Idahosa’s permit will be subject to any practice conditions recommended from the assessment.
- Dr. Idahosa is responsible for the full costs of the investigation and hearing (final amount still to be determined).