Edmonton, AB – A CPSA Hearing Tribunal has cancelled the registration and practice permit of Dr. Wequar Ahmad, a general practitioner from Calgary, after he was found guilty of unprofessional conduct in 2021.
The charges against Dr. Ahmad included repeatedly failing to comply with a CPSA undertaking requiring he have a chaperone present when treating female patients, engaging in a sexual relationship with a patient, creating false entries in that patient’s chart and failing to report the relationship with his patient to CPSA.
The Hearing Tribunal reconvened in late 2021 and early 2022 to determine sanction and found cancellation was an appropriate penalty given the seriousness of Dr. Ahmad’s misconduct. Dr. Ahmad can apply to CPSA’s Registrar for reinstatement in three years (as this complaint predates An Act to Protect Patients, mandatory sanctions under that legislation do not apply).
In addition to the cancellation of his practice permit, Dr. Ahmad is also responsible for 25 per cent of the costs of the investigation and hearing, up to a maximum of $12,500. Dr. Ahmad has not been in practice since 2018—he voluntarily withdrew at the request of CPSA’s Complaints Director when these allegations were first reported.