Two Canadian doctors charged with misusing patient information

Terrence McEachern reports:

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan (CPSS) has laid charges against two Regina doctors for allegedly using patient contact information improperly without consent.

The matters involving Dr. Lanishen Bhagaloo and Dr. Nivas Juggernath of Gateway Alliance Medical will either go to a penalty hearing if the accused admit to the allegations or to a discipline hearing if the charges are denied, explained Bryan Salte, CPSS legal counsel and associate registrar.

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The charges state that Bhagaloo and Juggernath practised medicine at the Midway Walk-in Healthcare Centre until May 27, 2013. Both doctors began working at Gateway the following month. the same time Gateway allegedly mailed notices to several thousand former and current patients at Midway. The notices advised patients that Gateway was accepting new and walk-in patients as well as provided information about the names of physicians at the clinic and the services offered.

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