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Hearing Decisions, July Messenger 2022 | Posted July 14, 2022
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Dr. Yolanda Alcaraz-Limcangco sanctioned by CPSA Hearing Tribunal

After being found guilty of unprofessional conduct in January 2022, Dr. Yolanda Alcaraz-Limcangco, a family physician from Edmonton, was sanctioned by a CPSA Hearing Tribunal.

Background                  

Dr. Alcaraz-Limcangco was accused of failing to complete a CPSA Individual Practice Review, required under a Terms of Resolution agreement she signed with CPSA in 2018 to resolve a complaint. After their finding of unprofessional conduct, the Hearing Tribunal reconvened and considered submissions from both parties on sanctions before issuing their order, which includes the following:

  • Alcaraz-Limcangco must, at her own cost, undergo a Clinical Competence Assessment at the Centre for Personalized Education for Physicians (CPEP) and provide CPSA’s Complaints Director with the assessment results.
  • Alcaraz-Limcangco must pay a fine of $10,000 and is responsible for the full costs of the investigation and hearing (total amount to be finalized).

The full decisions on both merits and sanction can be viewed on CPSA’s website. Dr. Alcaraz-Limcangco has appealed the finding of unprofessional conduct.

Learnings

CPSA is a learning organization and, whenever possible, we try to resolve complaints outside of the formal disciplinary process with improvement programs such as an Individual Practice Review. CPSA has several competence programs through which we collaborate with physicians to strengthen their practice with targeted, educational support. We are happy to work with any physician who wants to address potential challenges, improve their practice and provide the best care possible to their patients.

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