Dr. Gordon Ng – February 2018

This matter came before a panel of the Discipline Committee of the College of Optometrists of Ontario this 6th day February 2018, in Toronto, Ontario, at 9:40 a.m. at 65 St. Clair Ave. E.

1. THE DISCIPLINE COMMITTEE FOUND Dr. Ng guilty of professional misconduct for having committed acts of professional misconduct as provided by subsection 51(1)(a) of the Health Professions Procedural Code, being Schedule 2 to the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991, S.O. 1991 C.18 in that on or about February 26, 2016, he was found guilty of an offence that is relevant to his suitability to practise optometry;

2. THE DISCIPLINE COMMITTEE FOUND Dr. Ng guilty of professional misconduct for having committed acts of professional misconduct as provided by subsection 51(1)(c) of the Health Professions Procedural Code being Schedule 2 to the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991, S.O. 1991 C.18, and defined in paragraphs 1.32 of Ontario Regulation 859/93 in that he submitted or allowed to be submitted an account for professional services that he knew or ought to have known is false or misleading;

3. THE DISCIPLINE COMMITTEE FOUND Dr. Ng guilty of professional misconduct for having committed acts of professional misconduct as provided by subsection 51(1)(c) of the Health Professions Procedural Code being Schedule 2 to the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991, S.O. 1991 C.18, and defined in paragraphs 1.27 of Ontario Regulation 859/93 in that he failed to make or maintain the records required by Part IV of the Regulation; and

4. THE DISCIPLINE COMMITTEE FOUND Dr. Ng guilty of professional misconduct for having committed acts of professional misconduct as provided by subsection 51(1)(c) of the Health Professions Procedural Code being Schedule 2 to the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991, S.O. 1991 C.18, and defined in paragraphs 1.53 of Ontario Regulation 859/93 in that he engaged in conduct or performed an act that, having regard to all the circumstances, would reasonably be regarded by members as disgraceful, dishonourable, unprofessional or unethical.

5. THE DISCIPLINE COMMITTEE ORDERED that:

a. Dr. Ng appear before the panel to be reprimanded.

b. Dr. Ng pay of the College’s costs of $5,000 to be paid within 3 months of the date of the Order of the Discipline Committee. Dr. Ng shall provide the Registrar with post-dated cheques for the full amount of the costs, at the hearing.

c. The Registrar be directed to suspend Dr. Ng’s certificate of registration for a period of 14 weeks to commence on a date acceptable to the Registrar.

d. The Registrar be directed to impose the following specified terms, conditions and limitations on Dr. Ng’s certificate of registration: that Dr. Ng complete the ProBE Ethics and Boundaries Program at his own expense and attain an “unconditional pass”, prior to February 5, 2019.

At the conclusion of the hearing, Dr. Ng waived his right to appeal and the Discipline Committee delivered the reprimand.

Read the full Discipline decision.