The output of the college occurs a few days after the allegations of sexual harassment made to Radio-Canada by an employee against a physician at the academic health Center McGill (MUHC).
In the wake of the movement of the allegations of assault or sexual harassment #Moiaussi occurred on the social networks, the Quebec College of physicians has received three complaints from the public in a month and invites people who have suffered one or another form of sexual misconduct to do the same.
In a statement released Monday, the corporation medical has reiterated his policy of zero tolerance of this kind of behaviour applied not only to the relationship between doctors and patients, but also to employees, interns or any other person known to be in contact with a doctor.
The output of the college occurs a few days after the allegations of sexual harassment made to Radio-Canada by an employee against a physician at the academic health Center McGill (MUHC). The latter alleged that his superiors and his union have not acted to stop the behavior constant of the doctor and continued it for 360 000 $ in damages.
The College of physicians confirmed that the doctor referred to by the prosecution in question was actually the subject of a disciplinary investigation by the office of the trustee, and that a court appearance is expected to take place shortly.
65 complaints in five years
According to figures obtained from the College, the trustee of the corporation of the physicians has received in the past five years 65 complaints related to cases of sexual misconduct, of which only 23 have given rise to the appearance of the physicians referred to.
In other cases investigations were not opened because of the refusal of the victim to testify, because of lack of evidence, or in the absence of a demonstrated fault.
“We would like to remind that anyone, not just patients, can lodge a complaint with the college,” said Ms. Leslie Labranche, media officer for the college, asserting that the trustee receives about 12 or 13 complaints of sexual misconduct each year.
“It is too early to say if there will be an increase this year,” she said. Is it a coincidence ? Is this due to the recent movement of the allegations ? One cannot draw conclusions for the moment. “