This registrant is currently suspended from 5/29/2020  

Sanu Gopinathan Pillai

  
Suspended

Registration Number: XXX74

Category: Independent Practice



AUTHORIZED ACTIVITIES

This physiotherapist can perform the following activities:

Acupuncture (including dry needling)


Physiotherapist Information
SANU
English, Hindi, Tamil
Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University - 2005

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* 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.

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DISCIPLINE HISTORY AND OTHER INFORMATION

5/28/2020

Sanu Gopinathan Pillai, Registration Number # 17374

Case Number: 2018-0043

On October 11, 2018 the Inquiries, Complaints and Reports Committee (ICRC) referred a matter involving Sanu Gopinathan Pillai to the Discipline Committee for a hearing. The hearing took place on June 18 – 20, 2019.

 

The panel of the Discipline Committee confirmed its decision on the finding on April 20, 2020 and the Order was released on May 28, 2020. The decision and reasons on finding and the Order were released on May 28, 2020.

 

After having considered all of the evidence, the panel found Sanu Gopinathan Pillai to have committed the following acts of professional misconduct under section 1 of the Professional Misconduct Regulation, O. Reg. 388/08:

  • paragraph 1 (failing to maintain the standards of practice of the profession);
  • paragraph 10 (sexual abuse of a patient); 
  • 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); and
  • paragraph 19 (conduct unbecoming a physiotherapist)

 

The panel also found Mr. Pillai to have engaged in sexual abuse of a patient as defined under ss. 1(3), 1(4) and s.51(1)(b.1) of the Health Professions Procedural Code, which is Schedule 2 to the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991, S.O. 1991, c.18 (the "Code").

 

The panel issued an interim order on May 28, 2020 suspending Mr. Pillai’s certificate of registration until such time as the Panel makes an order with respect to penalty.

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EMPLOYMENT HISTORY
START DATE END DATE CLINIC WORKS WITH ASSISTANTS ACCESSIBLE SPACE AREA OF PRACTICE CATEGORY OF PATIENTS
6/26/2017 5/27/2020 CBI Home Health
200 - 630 Weber Street North
Waterloo, Ontario N2V 2N2
+1 (519) 576-3570
Yes Yes All Ages
4/18/2017 5/27/2020 Preston Physiotherapy Centre
602 King St. E.
Unit 105
Cambridge, Ontario N3H 3N6
+1 (519) 653-2288
No Yes All Ages

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