Case: 2015 0213

Hanna, Adel—Registration #08452

May 17, 2016

Case #2015 0213

On February 25, 2016, the Inquiries, Complaints and Reports Committee referred a matter involving Adel Hanna to the Discipline Committee for a hearing. In the face of those allegations, Mr. Hanna agreed to retire from the profession and never reapply. He did that by way of a formal Acknowledgement and Undertaking signed on May 17, 2016, the terms of which are posted below.

On June 14, 2016 the Chair of the Discipline Committee agreed to adjourn the hearing sine die.  


  1. I am currently a member of the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario (the “College”).
  2. I acknowledge that a complaint about me was made to the College in October 2015 alleging that during an assessment of a female patient, I asked the patient to remove more clothing than was necessary in the circumstances, failed to adequately communicate to the patient the reasons why removing the clothing was necessary, and failed to ensure that the patient was appropriately draped during the assessment. I acknowledge that those allegations have been referred by the Inquiries, Complaints and Reports Committee to the Discipline Committee of the College.
  3. In light of these allegations I have decided to retire and in the circumstances, I agree that it would be in my interest not to have a contested hearing.
  4. I undertake to cease practising physiotherapy and to resign my certificate of registration effective at 5:00 p.m. on the date on which I sign this Undertaking.
  5. I undertake to reimburse the College for any funding made available to the patient who filed the complaint with the College up to a maximum of $3000.
  6. I undertake to never apply for membership, registration, licensure or similar with the College or any other body as a physiotherapist.
  7. I acknowledge that the College will seek to indefinitely adjourn the discipline hearing as soon as possible after my resignation has become effective (at 5:00 p.m. on the date I sign this Undertaking) and will only seek to bring the discipline hearing back on if the Registrar believes I have breached this Undertaking, and I hereby consent to this indefinite adjournment.
  8. I acknowledge that immediately upon my resignation becoming effective I will not be able to practise physiotherapy, hold myself out as qualified to practice as a physiotherapist, use the title “physiotherapist”, “PT”, “Reg PT” or any variation or abbreviation thereof or equivalent in another language.
  9. I acknowledge that the text of this Undertaking will appear on the public register (which is found on the College’s website).
  10. I acknowledge that any breach of this Undertaking may result in allegations of professional misconduct against me being referred to discipline.
  11. I acknowledge that I have consulted with legal counsel prior to signing this Undertaking.
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