Li v. CPSO

Date Closed

July 25, 2008

Lead Office

Toronto

On December 19, 2002, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario found Dr. Heung-Wing Li guilty of three counts of sexual abuse, one count of sexual impropriety, as well as other related allegations. A Panel of the Discipline Committee revoked his certificate of registration on the same day, although the reasons for decision with respect to both liability and penalty were not released until May 23, 2003.  Dr. Pamela Chart testified for the College as both a fact and expert witness. Shortly before the decision of December 19, 2002, Dr. Chart was appointed to the Discipline Committee. On July 25, 2008, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice heard an appeal from the penalty imposed by the Discipline Committee of the CPSO.  The court ruled that Dr. Chart’s activity as a member of the Panel raised a reasonable apprehension of bias and quashed the decision of the disciplinary panel.

McCarthy Tétrault LLP advised Dr. Li with a team led by Christopher Wayland.