Hearing notifications

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. Charles Douglas Hoffe
Lytton, BC
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. Gustavo Jose Carvalho
Vancouver, BC
The Committee will inquire into Dr. Carvalho’s conduct or fitness to practise medicine in British Columbia with regard to the following charges, namely that, being a registrant of the College, he allegedly breached his practice conditions, consent agreement and undertaking agreement. His conduct amounts to unprofessional conduct and his continued failed remediation reflects that he is ungovernable as a registrant of the College. 

Adjourned

Dr. David Eric Narvas
Vancouver, BC
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

Request to attend hearings

Guests are required to:

  • pre-register by calling 604-733-7758 or 1-800-461-3008 (toll free in BC)
  • arrive by 8:45 a.m.
  • read the hearing guidelines
  • sign the guest register

Guests should read the Observer Policy for Members of the Public Attending Open Meetings.

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