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Posted on March 29, 2017 at 4:30 AM

Earlier this month, the Health Professions Appeal and Review Board affirmed the decision of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario to impose discipline on a physician who approached the issue of organ donation with a patient’s family in an inappropriate manner.


The 28-year-old patient died of a ruptured brain aneurysm.  The physician, L.M.M., determined that the patient met the criteria for a neurological determination of death.  That same physician then approached the family.  


The College determined it was inappropriate to do that in a hospital corridor and that L.M.M. did not handle the discussion with sufficient compassion and sensitivity.   

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