The College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia says a disciplinary hearing will be conducted for a Vancouver doctor who gave a speech at an anti-vaccine rally where effigies of B.C. politicians were hung by the neck at the legislature.
Dr. Daniel Nagase, a family physician and former registrant of the College, was one of the speakers at a Dec. 9 anti-vaccine rally where effigies of Premier John Horgan, Health Minister Adrian Dix and Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth were hung with ropes tied around their necks.
The hearing will look into whether Nagase violated the standards under the Health Professions Act and the Canadian Medical Association’s Code of Ethics and Professionalism by making public speeches where he made misleading, incorrect, or inflammatory statements.
These statements include that Ivermectin is a safe and effective treatment for COVID-19, that COVID vaccinations are dangerous, and that at least some of these statements were made in front of effigies of politicians hung from nooses.
The hearing date has not yet been scheduled, and the date will be posted to the college’s website once it is determined.