|An OPP Suburban sits outside the medical clinic of Dr. Rob Kamermans in Coe Hill on Jan. 26. Kamermans and his wife, Mary, now faces numerous charges related to medical marijuana. (BARBARA SHAW/QMI Agency)
BELLEVILLE, ONT. - Ontario’s physician watchdog has launched disciplinary proceedings against a Coe Hill-area family practitioner facing Canada-wide medical marijuana-related fraud charges.
Claims of professional misconduct have been served to Dr. Rob Kamermans, who is ordered to answer to a litany of other scathing accusations made by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario.
Documents released by the college allege Kamermans failed to maintain the standard of practice of the profession and/or is incompetent in the care of 21 patients.
Allegations of incompetence in relation to the aforementioned patients have also been aimed at Kamermans.
As part of its case against Kamermans, the college intends to introduce medical and hospital charts related to the patient care that is the subject of the allegations.
Several hearing dates have been scheduled for February and March in the Toronto-based office of the college.
Kamermans could face serious implications ranging anywhere from a hefty fine, to having his licence revoked or suspended, if held culpable for incompetence or professional misconduct.
He’s also facing a raft of criminal offences separate to the pressures coming from the college.