On January 26, 2016, the College successfully obtained a permanent injunction pursuant to section 87 of the Health Professions Procedural Code the Court prohibiting Mr. Alexander Tran from contravening the Regulated Health Professions Act and the Traditional Chinese Medicine Act, 2006.
Mr. Tran is not a registered member of the College.
The Order of the Honourable Mr. Justice Lederman provides that Mr. Tran had violated the Regulated Health Professions Act and the Traditional Chinese Medicine Act, 2006. Mr. Tran is prohibited from engaging in controlled acts reserved for members of the College including performing acupuncture and communicating a traditional Chinese medicine diagnosis. The Order further prohibits Mr. Tran from holding himself out as a traditional Chinese medicine practitioner or acupuncturist, or from using the title “Doctor”.
The Court also ordered Mr. Tran to pay $7,500 in costs to the College.
This Order demonstrates the College’s ongoing commitment to the regulation of the profession in the public interest. Ensuring only registered members of the College are performing regulated acts on the public is an important component of the College’s public safety mandate.
A copy of the order can be accessed here.