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Defending Pharmacists Throughout ONTARIO

 

Pharmacist Lawyers for all of Ontario

The lawyers at Damien Frost & Associates LLP defend Pharmacists being investigated by the Ontario College of Pharmacists.

It is important to consult with a lawyer early in order to prevent disciplinary action.

Pharmacist complaints lawyer for the Ontario College of Pharmacists

If you have been notified that you are the subject of a complaint or report to the Ontario College of Pharmacists, you should seek immediate legal representation.

Whether you are the subject of a complaint or report concerning a dispensing error, record keeping, or billing practices, Damien Frost & Associates LLP can help. An experienced lawyer will represent you throughout the entire complaint, investigation and discipline process, to ensure that your rights are protected and that you have the best chance of success.

What does the College do about a Complaint?

If a complaint has been made about you to the Ontario College of Pharmacists, you have the right to receive the complaint and make written submissions to the Inquiries, Complaints and Reports Committee (“the ICRC”) of the College.

The lawyers at Damien Frost & Associates LLP have experience drafting submissions on behalf of pharmacists in a manner that ensures they cannot be used against them in the future.

What is a Report of Investigation?

If you have been the subject of an investigation by the Ontario College of Pharmacists, you have the right to receive the Report of Investigation and make submissions to the ICRC. These submissions should be drafted by experienced counsel in order to protect your rights and interests and to ensure that your professional reputation and career are protected.

The stakes can be high, as some decisions made by the ICRC are public and posted on your profile on the College’s website.

Lawyers for Matters before the Discipline Committee of the Ontario College of Pharmacists

The lawyers at Damien Frost & Associates LLP have significant experience handling disciplinary matters with the Ontario College of Pharmacists. The Discipline Committee has broad powers which can have a serious effect on your professional licence and  career.

Any decision made by the College of Pharmacists Discipline Committee is published on its website. If the Discipline Committee makes a finding of professional misconduct against you, it has the power to: revoke your certificate of registration, suspend your certificate and/or impose terms and conditions on your practice. It can also order you to pay thousands of dollars to the College in fines and costs.

It is crucial to have experienced legal representation as soon as you learn that allegations of professional misconduct are being referred to a disciplinary hearing. Consult with our team to learn more about your options.

Click here to contact our firm to arrange a free consultation.

Ministry of Health and Long Term Care Investigations

The Ministry of Health and Long Term Care will often audit and investigate pharmacies for their billings under the Ontario Drug Benefit Plan. If you or your pharmacy is  being audited or investigated by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, click here to find out more about how we can help.

I was accused by my former employer of interfering and damaging their computer systems. I was charged under the Criminal Code for mischief, unauthorized access and destruction of data, which was a very scary, stressful, and upsetting experience. I thought that my world was over and all the hard work I had done in my life was coming to an end. Mr. Frost's initial consultation (which was no obligation and free of charge) helped a lot to calm my nerves and comfort me and my family in trying times. His team was very understanding, sympathetic, concerned and supporting, she always took my frantic phone calls with calmness and assurance and helped me understand the progress of my case clearly. At every step, I received sound professional advice. At the end of the case, the charges were dropped. As a result, I do not have a criminal record, my reputation is intact, and my current job is still secure. Words cannot truly express my gratitude for having such amazing lawyers. From explaining the terminology used in court, to sitting with me outside the court room when I couldn't hold back my tears, they stood by my side. Thank you for exceeding my expectations, and then some.

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