This physiotherapist can perform the following activities:
|CATEGORY||STATUS||START DATE||END DATE|
|Independent Practice||Suspended by Discipline Committee||4/4/2019||10/3/2019|
|Independent Practice 4M||Active||2/7/2012||6/7/2012|
As a result of a discipline hearing on April 3, 2019 the following terms, conditions and limitations are on Ms. Zimmermann's certificate of registration
Ms. Zimmermann is required to take and successfully complete the ProBe program (unconditional pass) no later than June 30, 2020.
If Ms. Zimmermann decides to work as a PTA during her suspension, the PT who she is working in association with will need to be approved of by the College.
Working with a practice coach
After the suspension has been served, Ms. Zimmermann will be required to work with a practice coach for no more than two years. During this time Ms. Zimmermann cannot supervise physiotherapy students, PTA students or members of the College who hold a provisional practice certificate of registration
* All registered physiotherapists have a set of minimum terms, conditions and limitations on their certificates of registration to ensure that they are legally able to work in Canada; that they have enough practice hours to maintain their clinical skills: and that require them to be tested periodically to ensure they understand the rules that govern practice.
Christine Zimmermann, Registration Number 14717
On August 9, 2018 the Inquiries, Complaints and Reports Committee referred a matter involving Christine Zimmermann to the Discipline Committee for a hearing. The hearing was held on April 3, 2019.
Overview of the Allegations
The allegations refer to the following headings of professional misconduct:
1. At all material times Christine Zimmermann was a registered Member of the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario.
2. During the period from January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2016, Ms. Zimmermann engaged in professional misconduct within the meaning of the following paragraphs of section 1 of the Professional Misconduct Regulation, 0.Reg. 388/08:
a. paragraph 1 (failing to maintain the standards of practice of the profession);
b. paragraph 18 (engaging in conduct or performing an act relevant to the practice of the profession that, having regard to all the circumstances, would reasonably be regarded by members as disgraceful, dishonourable or unprofessional);
c. paragraph 26 (failing to keep records in accordance with the standards of practice of the profession);
d. paragraph 32 (submitting an account or charge for service that the member knows or ought to know is false or misleading);
e. paragraph 34 (charging a fee that is excessive in relation to the service performed);
f. paragraph 40 (continuing treatment of a patient where it is no longer indicated, has ceased to be effective or is unnecessary); and
g. paragraph 41 (failing to supervise in accordance with the standards of practice of the profession).
At the conclusion of the hearing the panel found that Ms. Zimmermann had committed several act(s) of professional misconduct and they ordered the following penalty:
1 - a reprimand (delivered on April 3, 2019)
2 - a suspension of 15 months with 9 months remitted if the following remedial activities are completed within the required timelines
A - successful completion of the ProBe ethics program
B - a review of various College standards, tools and resources
Ms. Zimmermann will be required to work with a practice coach for no more than two years during which time she will not be able to supervise physiotherapy students or PTA students, or members of the College who hold a provisional practice certificate of registration.
Ms. Zimmermann is required to pay costs to the College in the amount of $5000
The Discipline Committee of the CPO posts its decisions on Canlii - www.canlii.org.
|START DATE||END DATE||CLINIC NAME||ADDRESS||PHONE||USES SUPPORT PERSONNEL|
|3/1/2015||4/3/2019||Elite Performance Center||3466 Mainway
Burlington, Ontario L7M 1A8
|+1 (905) 335-3722||Yes|
|2/6/2012||4/3/2019||Total Health Link||3015-C New St.
Burlington, Ontario L7R 1K3
|+1 (905) 333-4888||Yes|
|7/25/2011||4/3/2019||Progressive Sports Medicine||1179 Northside Road
Burlington, Ontario L7M 1H5
|+1 (905) 336-7707||Yes|