This matter came before a panel of the Discipline Committee of the College of Optometrists of Ontario on October 10 and October 11, 2018, in Toronto, Ontario. The Panel issued a decision and reasons on finding on January 11, 2019.
THE PANEL FOUND that it is more likely than not that on November 30, 2006, Dr. Miller twice took Patient A’s hand and put it on his genital area and that this constitutes both touching of a sexual nature of the patient by the member and behavior of a sexual nature by the member towards the patient, both of which constitute sexual abuse of a patient as defined in subsection 1(3) of the Health Professions Procedural Code, being Schedule 2 to the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (the “Code”).
THE PANEL FOUND that the actions of Dr. Miller constitute professional misconduct pursuant to clause 51(1)(b.1) of the Code.
Penalty hearing to be scheduled. Dates are to be posted when available.
Read the full Discipline decision on finding.
Penalty Hearing Date: March 4, 2019
Location: Victory Verbatim, 222 Bay St., Toronto ON, M5K 1H6