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Refusal to meet with assessor not defense against professional misconduct

In a January decision, a Newfoundland and Labrador court in Canada held that a doctor whose non-cooperation with a peer review body caused that body to cancel a meeting with him could not cite that cancellation as a defense as to why he didn't cooperate with the assessor.

In 2017, the College medical enlisted the Atlantic Provinces Medical Peer Review to review physician Hugh Mirolo's practice, after which the Peer Review recommended escalating the matter and arranged to meet with Mirolo. However, Mirolo twice . . .

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