A Saanich doctor has been suspended for two months by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia (CPSBC).
The decision was released on Tuesday.
Dr. Daniel Buie, who is listed as working at the Uptown Medical Clinic on Saanich Road, began serving the suspension on June 1st after admitting that he had breached conditions placed on his practice.
i) To practice only in a setting and location approved by the College;
ii) To have signs conspicuously posted in the office reception area and examination rooms clearly stating a chaperone will be present throughout all complete physical examinations, all breast, pelvic or otherwise sensitive examinations of female patients, and examinations requiring a patient to disrobe; and
iii) To notify all clinical and medical staff at his practice setting of the conditions attached to his practice.
The conditions were the result of a 2008 CPSBC decision that saw Dr. Buie suspended for six months after he admitted to conducting himself inappropriately and unprofessionally with a patient.
“In 2006, during various attendances at his medical office, Dr. Buie hugged a patient. In 2007, during an attendance on the same patient, he hugged and kissed the patient,” the 2008 CPSBC decision reads.
“Dr. Buie also made comments to the patient that were inappropriate and unprofessional.”
The decision also stated that Dr. Buie’s “future professional conduct must be beyond reproach in every respect.”
In its latest decision, the CPSBC writes, ” The Inquiry Committee was critical of Dr. Buie’s failure to comply with an undertaking that imposed terms and conditions placed on his practice.”
and “Given the importance of ensuring compliance with practice limitations and conditions, the Inquiry Committee determined a disciplinary outcome was appropriate.”
The disciplinary action Dr. Buie consented to includes,
(a) To be transferred from the Full – Family class of registration to the Conditional – Disciplined class of registration;
(b) To a formal reprimand; and College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia PUBLIC NOTIFICATION
(c) To a suspension from the practice of medicine for two months.