On January 19, 2016 the College successfully obtained a permanent injunction pursuant to section 87 of the Health Professions Procedural Code the Court prohibiting Mr. Jie Dong Wang (a.k.a. Yaxuan Wang) (“Mr. Wang”) from contravening the Regulated Health Professions Act and the Traditional Chinese Medicine Act.
Mr. Wang is not a registered member of the College.
The Honourable Ms. Justice Matheson found that Mr. Wang had violated the Regulated Health Professions Act and the Traditional Chinese Medicine Act, 2006. Mr. Wang is prohibited from engaging in controlled acts reserved for members of the College including performing acupuncture and communicating a traditional Chinese medicine diagnosis and from providing advice to patients with respect to their health in which it reasonably foreseeable that serious physical harm may result from the advice.
The decision further prohibits Mr. Wang from holding himself out as a traditional Chinese medicine practitioner or acupuncturist, from holding himself out as a representative of body that falsely represents itself as regulating under statutory authority, or from using the title “Doctor”.
The Court also provisionally ordered Mr. Wang to pay $2,500 in costs to the College.
The College’s mandate is to regulate the profession in the public interest, ensuring only registered members of the College are performing controlled acts.
A copy of the order can be accessed here.