Discipline Hearings

Discipline hearings are held at the College of Optometrists of Ontario, 65 St. Clair Ave. E., Suite 900, Toronto (unless a different venue is indicated), and are open to the public. Hearing dates will be posted once they are determined.

Contact us by phone at 416-962-4071 / 888-825-2554 or by email complaints@collegeoptom.on.ca for more information.

To view the guidelines for discipline hearings at the College, and the rules of procedure, please click here (PDF).

Les audiences disciplinaires, tenues à l’Ordre des optométristes sont ouverts au public. Les dates d’audience seront affichées dès qu’elles sont déterminées.

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Current Hearing Schedule*

NameHearing Date(s) 
Dr. Kashif ZoberiJanuary 10, 2020
9:30 a.m.
Notice of Hearing

*This schedule is subject to change

 

Upcoming Hearings

Member: Dr. Kashif Zoberi
Referral Date: May 8, 2019

Hearing Date: January 10, 2020  9:30 a.m.
Location: College of Optometrists of Ontario
                    65 St. Clair Ave. E, Suite 900
                    Toronto, ON 

Matter A

1. Dr. Zoberi has committed an act or acts of professional misconduct as provided by subsection 51(1)(c) of the Code, in that:

a. Dr. Zoberi contravened the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991, and:

i. paragraphs 1.1 and 1.16 of Ontario Regulation 119/94, under the Optometry Act, 1991, S.O. 1991, c. 35 (“Regulation 119/94”), in that he continued to practice optometry while his certificate of registration was suspended after January 17, 2018;

ii. paragraph 1.14 of Regulation 119/94, in that he failed to maintain the standards of practice of the profession in that he performed incomplete eye examinations during the period of suspension, from January 17, 2018 to July 6, 2018;

iii. paragraph 1.24 of the Regulation 119/94, in that he failed to make or maintain records, as required by Part IV of the Regulation for the patients he saw during the period of suspension of his certificate of registration, from January 17, 2018 to July 6, 2018;

iv. paragraph 1.30 of Regulation 119/94, in that he failed to issue a statement of receipt that itemized an account for professional goods or services to the patient or a third party who is to pay, in whole or in part, for the goods or services provided to the patients treated during the period of suspension of his certificate of registration from January 17, 2018 to July 6, 2018;

v. paragraph 1.39 of Regulation 119/94, in that he has 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 in that he continued to practice optometry while his certificate of registration was under suspension after January 17, 2018.

Matter B

2. Dr. Zoberi has committed an act or acts of professional misconduct as provided by subsection 51(1)(c) of the Code, in that:

a. Dr. Zoberi contravened the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991, and:

i. paragraphs 1.1 and 1.16 of Ontario Regulation 119/94[1], under the Optometry Act, 1991, S.O. 1991, c. 35 (“Regulation 119/94”), in that he provided an eye examination to Patient A on June 20, 2018, thus engaged in the practice of optometry, while his certificate of registration was suspended (after January 17, 2018);

ii. paragraph 1.14 of Regulation 119/94, in that he failed to maintain the standards of practice of the profession in that he provided an incomplete eye examination to Patient A on June 20, 2018;

iii. paragraph 1.24 of the Regulation 119/94, in that he failed to make or maintain records for Patient A, as required by Part IV of the Regulation;

iv. paragraph 1.28 of Regulation 119/94, in that he allowed an account for professional services to be submitted that he knew or ought to have known was false or misleading, for the services rendered to Patient A on June 20, 2018;

v. paragraph 1.30 of Regulation 119/94, in that he failed to issue a statement or receipt that itemized an account for professional goods or services to Patient A or a third party who is to pay, in whole or in part, for the goods or services provided to Patient A on June 20, 2018;

vi. paragraph 1.33 of Regulation 119/94, in that he charged a fee, in whole or in part, before providing professional services to a patient, specifically for the services rendered to Patient A on June 20, 2018;

vii. paragraph 1.39 of Regulation 119/94, in that he has 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 in that he continued to practice optometry while his certificate of registration was under suspension after January 17, 2018.