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  • Psychiatrist, treated Mr. A for anxiety and alcohol-related problems for several years.

  • He called her in crisis and she asked him to come to her home to assess him.

  • She recommended ER but he refused.

  • She administered Ativan and allowed him to stay in her home.

  • He continued to stay there and was employed doing odd jobs.

  • After a month it became a sexual relationship and this continued for 6 months.

Dr. NMRC was found guilty and her license was revoked.[1]


1. Content for this section was provided by Dr. Janet Dollin, Office of Gender and Equity Issues, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa

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