A Sudbury doctor will no longer be able to examine female patients without being supervised after admitting to professional misconduct.
Following a hearing in Toronto Monday, the Ontario College of Physicians and Surgeons reprimanded Dr. Richard Nanka-Bruce after he admitted to three acts of professional misconduct against three separate women.
Nanka-Bruce has been accused of sexually abusing the three women. After admitting to professional misconduct against all three women, the allegations of sexual abuse were withdrawn.
As part of his punishment, Nanka-Bruce will only be able to examine female patients while supervised by a third party approved by the college.
The college?s disciplinary hearing listened to an agreed statement of facts Monday in which Nanka-Bruce admitted to professional misconduct against all three women.
Vicki White, prosecutor for the college, said based on the evidence presented at the disciplinary hearing, the doctor?s admission of professional misconduct was the appropriate resolution.
Nanka-Bruce admitted to conducting internal examinations on two of the complainants too often without any proper medical explanation. Examinations on one woman took place between 1992 and 1996, while examinations on the second woman took place in 1987.
The doctor also admitted to moving a patient on an examination table by placing his hands under her buttocks and sliding her along the table without an adequate explanation.
The college?s punishment against Nanka-Bruce will appear next to the doctor?s name on the college?s registry.