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August 6, 2020  | Posted in: College News

Update to Maria Ezzati unlawful practice case

On August 5, 2020, Ms. Maria Ezzati appeared in BC Supreme Court and admitted to being in contempt of court by injecting people with Botox and dermal fillers, which violated an injunction prohibiting her from providing any service that may only be provided by a registrant of the College. Ms. Ezzati’s sentence hearing has been adjourned to a date yet to be determined. 

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March 4, 2020  | Posted in: College News

An undercover operation reveals unlawful practice of medicine continuing despite previous court orders to stop

On February 18, 2020, the Supreme Court of BC granted the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC an order to enter and search a property in Vancouver where Ms. Maria Ezzati, who is not a registered or licensed health professional, was suspected of storing cosmetic medical injectables. The search was conducted on February 20, 2020 by private investigators accompanied by Vancouver police officers.

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September 23, 2019  | Posted in: College News

Ebooks for learning and clinical decisions

Did you know registrants have access to over 600 ebooks through the library’s catalogue?

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July 30, 2019  | Posted in: College News

Rajdeep Kaur Khakh found in contempt of court again—now serving time

On July 12, 2019, the BC Supreme Court found Rajdeep Kaur Khakh in contempt of court for having engaged in the practice of medicine (injecting Botox and dermal fillers) contrary to an injunction.

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June 26, 2019  | Posted in: Announcements, College News

Bring your voice to health care regulation—join the BC Public Advisory Group

Are you interested in improving public safety in the health-care system? Bring your voice to health-care regulation as a member of the BC Public Advisory Group. Apply here.

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June 25, 2019  | Posted in: College News

The Board of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC names its first-ever public member as president

Mr. Bruce Bell has been elected president by members of the Board of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia for a one-year term beginning July 1, 2019. Mr. Bell is the first public member to ever serve as president of the Board.

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March 22, 2019  | Posted in: College News

College granted injunction against West Vancouver unlicensed practitioner

On March 11, 2019, the BC Supreme Court granted the College an injunction enjoining and restraining Mr. Mehran Ghoreishi also known as Seyed Mohammadmehran Ghoreishi from engaging in the unlawful practice of medicine.

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March 22, 2019  | Posted in: College News

College granted injunction against unlicensed practitioner in Burnaby

On February 27, 2019, the BC Supreme Court granted the College a permanent injunction enjoining and restraining Mr. Kamran Asgari and Ideal Skin Laser and Wellness Inc. from offering or providing services that may only be provided by a registrant of the College.

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March 8, 2019  | Posted in: College News

College granted injunction against unlicensed practitioner in Lions Bay

On February 22, 2019, the BC Supreme Court granted the College a permanent injunction enjoining and restraining Ms. Minoo Iromloo from offering or providing services that may only be provided by a registrant of the College.

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January 23, 2019  | Posted in: College News

Rajdeep Kaur Khakh receives suspended prison sentence for unlawful practice of medicine

Ms. Khakh will be required to serve the prison term if she commits any breach during a two-year probationary period where she will be required to report weekly to a probationary supervisor. 

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