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LAWYERS FOR OPTOMETRISTS

Complaints and Reports to the College of Optometrists of Ontario

Damien Frost & Associates LLP assists Optometrists in Ontario respond to complaints and reports made to the College of Optometrists of Ontario.

If you find out that you are being investigated or that you are the subject of a complaint to the College of Optometrists of Ontario, you should contact a lawyer immediately. You should not speak with a College investigator before seeking legal advice.

Optometrist Complaints Lawyers in Toronto

If you are the subject of a complaint, you will receive a copy of the complaint or report of investigation and you will be given thirty days to respond in writing. Your response will then be provided to the Inquiries, Complaints and Reports Committee (“the ICRC”) of the College of Optometrists of Ontario.

Do not wait until the deadline for written submissions to contact a lawyer. The lawyers at Damien Frost & Associates LLP are here to help and respond on your behalf.

What Can the College Do?

The ICRC has the power to issue a caution, order you to take courses or refer the matter for a hearing before the Discipline Committee. The lawyers at Damien Frost & Associates have extensive experience drafting submissions to the ICRC of the College of Optometrists of Ontario. Our lawyers will protect your rights and do their best to avoid a referral of your matter to the Discipline Committee.

Optometrist Defence Lawyers for Discipline Committee Hearings for the College of Optometrists of Ontario

The lawyers at Damien Frost & Associates represent Optometrists facing allegations of professional misconduct at the College of Optometrists of Ontario.

What is a Disciplinary Hearing?

A Discipline Hearing is just like a trial, where your license to practice and your professional standing is on the line. The Discipline Committee hears evidence from witnesses in order to decide whether or not you are guilty of professional misconduct.

Just like any other trial, you should seek legal representation.

What are the possible outcomes at a discipline hearing?

The Discipline Committee has the power to revoke your licence, suspend you from practicing and put terms and conditions on your licence.

A Discipline Hearing can also result in serious financial penalties. The College can order a fine and ask for the costs of their investigation and your hearing!

It is imperative that you consult with a lawyer upon learning that you have been referred to the Discipline Committee of your College.

There are many steps that a lawyer can take on your behalf to ensure the best possible outcome for your matter with the College of Optometrists of Ontario. Contact the lawyers at Damien Frost & Associates LLP today for a free consultation.

ICRC and Discipline Committee Decisions and Appeals

Damien Frost & Associates LLP represents optometrists in Ontario appealing decisions of the ICRC or the Discipline Committee through the Health Professions Appeal and Review Board or by Judicial Review to the Divisional Court.

Fraud and Optometrist Defence Lawyers

Investigations by the College of Optometrists, where there are allegations of fraud, can sometimes lead to matters being referred to the police. The lawyers at Damien Frost & Associates LLP have over 30 years of experience in criminal defence and work to avoid referrals to the police, when possible. Where charges are imminent, we work with parties to make discreet arrangements and provide you with a vigorous defence, working to protect your rights and interests from all angles.

Speak to A Lawyer First!

Your best defence is an early defence. Call us to set up a free initial consultation to discuss your legal issues and how we may be able to help you. Call 416-923-1900 or contact the firm via e-mail.

Members of The Criminal Lawyers Association, Toronto Lawyers Association, Ontario Bar Association 
and Advocates' Society.

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"I was charged along with nine other physicians with fraud against OHIP. I was also the subject of a complaint before the College of Physicians and Surgeons arising from the same allegations. I was assigned counsel by the Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA). On the advice of a friend who was a Crown Counsel I insisted that I be allowed to retain Mr. Frost. I am very pleased that I was allowed to do so. Mr. Frost (together with Ms. Samantha Peeris) provided me with first class representation. He convinced the Crown to drop the charges against me. His office always kept me informed in a timely fashion of any developments. He clearly understood the impact of these allegations on my professional reputation. Mr. Frost always maintained a very low profile. Mr. Frost went on to represent me before the College of Physicians and Surgeons ensuring that no disciplinary was taken. I continue to practice medicine in my area of expertise." –
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"I am a healthcare provider with a practice in the Greater Toronto Area, Ontario. I was represented by Mr. Frost before my professional licensing College with respect to a complaint by an insurance company. I was quite concerned that the complaint could affect my professional standing and reputation. Mr. Frost understood what needed to be done. He also understood the impact the complaint was having on me personally. He acted quickly. He was able to convince the College to take no further action. I was relieved that his representation was very low profile and my professional reputation was not undermined with the public or the College. As a result of his representation my status with that particular insurer was regularized."
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