Hearings of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia are open to the public except where, upon application by one of the parties involved, it is determined that the proceedings, or part thereof, should be closed.
Hearing notifications include
- the full name of the registrant and their location(s) of practice,
- a summary of the citation, and
- the date, time and location of the hearing.
Hearing notifications will not include identifiers of the complainant or any other third parties.
Discipline Committee hearings
|Registrant||Nature of allegations||Hearing status|
|Dr. Daniel Yoshio Nagase
||A panel of the Discipline Committee will be appointed to conduct a hearing to inquire into Dr. Nagase’s alleged misconduct, namely that, on or about December 9, 2021, while a registrant, Dr. Nagase contravened standards imposed under the Health Professions Act, including but not limited to the Canadian Medical Association’s Code of Ethics and Professionalism, by making public addresses regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and related issues that included his making misleading, incorrect, or inflammatory statements about vaccinations, treatments, and measures for COVID-19, including
||Citation issued, hearing to be scheduled|
|Dr. Gustavo Jose Carvalho
|A panel of the Discipline Committee will be continuing a hearing to consider the imposition of a penalty under section 39(2) of the Health Professions Act (HPA). This hearing follows a determination of the Discipline Committee that Dr. Gustavo J. Carvalho committed professional misconduct under section 39(1) of the HPA.||Scheduled video conference on November 9–10, 2022, details to be provided|
|Dr. Charles Douglas Hoffe
|The Committee will inquire into Dr. Hoffe’s alleged misconduct, namely that, he contravened standards imposed under the Health Professions Act, including but not limited to the Canadian Medical Association's Code of Ethics and Professionalism by publishing statements on social media and other digital platforms that were misleading, incorrect or inflammatory about vaccinations, treatments, and public measures relating to COVID-19.||Citation issued, hearing to be scheduled|
|Dr. David Eric Narvas
|The Committee will inquiry into Dr. Narvas’ conduct or fitness to practise medicine in British Columbia with regard to the following charge, namely that, being a registrant of the College, he failed to respond to communications from the College.||Adjourned|
Hearing schedules are subject to change
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