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Disciplinary body not entitled to delay because licensee refused consent to access summary of pending criminal case

The Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta held July 16 that the Complaints Director of the province's medical regulator was not entitled to delay a decision on whether to allow a physician to return to practice while his criminal case was pending, or whether the physician consented to the regulator's use of a summary of the criminal case against him from prosecutors.

In August 2019, physician Ghassan Al-Naami was charged with possession of child pornography. In response, the College filed a disciplinary . . .

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