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. February 13 to 17, 21 to 24, and 27, 2023 (Virtual)
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 
  •  publicly expressing that Ivermectin is a safe and effective treatment for COVID-19;
  • publicly expressing that the COVID-19 vaccinations are dangerous, or making otherwise misleading, incorrect, or inflammatory statements; and
  • making at least some of these public statements while appearing in front of effigies of political figures who were hung from nooses.
Citation issued, hearing to be scheduled
Dr. Gustavo Jose Carvalho
Vancouver, BC
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. Adjourned
Dr. David Eric Narvas
Vancouver, BC
The Committee will inquire 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

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