Upcoming Hearing: Colleen Bourgeois, Registration #15269

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Case #2015 0305

Hearing date: to be determined

On April 18, 2017, the Inquiries, Complaints and Reports Committee of the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario referred specified allegations against Colleen Bourgeois to the Discipline Committee of the College. The date for the hearing will be posted once it has been confirmed. Once completed, a summary of the panel's decision will be posted on the Public Register and the decision will be made available on CanLII.

CanLII (www.canlii.org)

Overview of the Allegations

Breach of Privacy

Between the period March 1, 2015 and November 30, 2015, Ms. Bourgeois accessed patient records, including sensitive mental health records, of patients T, D, J and K. Patients T, J and K were not patients of Ms. Bourgeois. In respect of patient D, Ms. Bourgeois accessed health records during a period when D was not Ms. Bourgeois' patient. Ms. Bourgeois did not access the records of patients T, D, J and K, for a purpose related to the provision of physiotherapy care.

Sexual Abuse

In or about March 2015, Ms. Bourgeois commenced a sexual relationship with patient D. The sexual relationship included sexual intercourse. Ms. Bourgeois continued to provide physiotherapy care to patient D during and following the termination of the sexual relationship.