|CATEGORY||STATUS||START DATE||END DATE|
|Independent Practice||Suspended by Discipline Committee||9/21/2012||11/2/2012|
Samir Shah has voluntarily agreed not to perform lymphatic drainage as a treatment option in his practice
* 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.
On September 16, 2014, a panel of the Inquiries, Complaints and Reports Committee referred allegations pertaining to Samir Shah to the Discipline Committee for a hearing. The hearing took place on April 13, 2015.
Samir Shah was the co-owner of Square One Physiotherapy in Mississauga, Ontario along with another physiotherapist.
Mr. Shah’s certificate of registration was suspended between September 21, 2012, and November 2, 2012, as a result of an order made by a panel of the Discipline Committee of the College. During this time, Mr. Shah continued to practice as a physiotherapist. Invoices for services provided by Mr. Shah during this time referenced the co-owner as the provider of record which was incorrect. In addition, Mr. Shah falsified records during this period.
The parties agreed and the panel of the Discipline Committee confirmed that Mr. Shah had committed the following acts of professional misconduct in that he:
The panel rejected the joint submission on penalty (in part) as presented by the parties and imposed a penalty that reflected a longer period of suspension. The panel ordered the following:
STATUS: All requirements completed as of January 3, 2017
A copy of the panel’s decision is available on Canlii (www.canlii.org).
The following is a summary of a matter placed before a four member panel of the Discipline Committee of the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario on September 21, 2012.
In July 2011 the College received a mandatory report (termination) which prompted an investigation into Mr. Shah’s conduct. At the conclusion of the investigation the Inquiries, Complaints and Reports Committee of the College referred the matter to the Discipline Committee for a hearing.
At the hearing, Mr. Shah admitted to the facts contained in the agreed statement of facts and confirmed that his actions constituted professional misconduct.
The Facts as Agreed to by the Parties:
Summary of the Penalty as Ordered by the Panel
The panel agreed that the facts set out in the agreed statement of facts would support a finding of professional misconduct and ordered a specified penalty consistent with the joint submission on penalty. In its decision and reasons the panel noted that it had considered both the aggravating and mitigating factors. The panel concluded that the penalty was reasonable and in the public interest. The member cooperated with the College and by agreeing to the facts and proposed penalty, has accepted responsibility for his actions.
The panel's decision is available on Canlii (www.Canlii.org).
On August 9, 2018 the Inquiries, Complaints and Reports Committee referred a matter involving Samir Shah to the Discipline Committee for a hearing. The hearing was held on April 4, 2019.
The allegations refer to the following headings of professional misconduct:
At all material times Samir Satyaprak Shah was a registered member of the College.
During the period of July 2012 to February 23, 2014, Mr. Shah engaged in professional misconduct within the meaning of the following paragraphs of section 1 of the Professional Misconduct Regulation, 0. Reg. 388/08:
At the conclusion of the hearing the panel found that Mr. Shah had committed several act(s) of professional misconduct. They reserved their decision.
The CPO publishes the decision of the Discipline Committees on Canlii (www.canlii.org).
|START DATE||END DATE||CLINIC NAME||ADDRESS||PHONE||USES SUPPORT PERSONNEL|
|Square One Physiotherapy Inc.||C210-3885 Duke of York Blvd
Mississauga, Ontario L5B 0E4
|+1 (905) 232-2202||Yes|
|11/5/2018||3/20/2019||Credit Valley Hospital||2200 Eglinton Ave. West
Mississauga, Ontario L5M 2N1
|+1 (905) 813-2200||Yes|