Case: 2016 0176

Lum, Lo-Ming—Registration #08891

Various dates in 2017

Case #2016 0176

Hearing dates:
Preliminary Motions - Monday May 15, 2017 starting at 9:30am
Additional Dates: May 16, 2017 and June 6, 2017

On December 8, 2016 the Inquiries, Complaints and Reports Committee referred a matter involving Lo-Ming Lum to the Discipline Committee for a hearing.

Overview of the allegations:

On October 13, 2016 Lo-Ming Lum failed to attend before a panel of the Inquiries, Complaints and Reports Committee (ICRC) to receive a caution as required by a decision of the ICRC dated May 14, 2015.

The Discipline Committee convened to hear the allegations on June 6, 2017. Ms. Lum did not attend.

Having reviewed the Notice of Hearing, considered the evidence presented, including the evidence of a witness for the College, and having heard submissions from College counsel, the Panel found the Member to have engaged in professional misconduct under paragraphs 12 and 18 of section 1 of the Professional Misconduct Regulation O Reg 388/08.

12. Failing to comply with an order of a statutory committee of the College when the order is issued in accordance with the committee’s authority under the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991.

18. Engaging in conduct or performing an act relevant to the practice of the profession that, having regard to all the circumstances, would reasonably be regarded by members as disgraceful, dishonourable or unprofessional.

Penalty and Costs

Having made findings of professional misconduct the Panel directed that:

  1. The Registrar suspend the certificate of registration of the Member, effective June 6, 2017, until such time that the Member successfully completes (unconditional pass) the ProBe ethics program offered through CPEP and provides proof of her successful completion that is satisfactory to the Registrar.
  2. Lo-Ming Lum appear before the panel to receive a reprimand on a date to be set by the Registrar.
  3. Lo-Ming Lum pay costs to the College in the amount of $4500, no later than 90 days of the date the Order is signed.

Lo-Ming Lum has sought legal action against the College on a number of occasions. The results of all of the matters to date are listed below. At this time there are no outstanding matters:

Court Decisions as they relate to LO-MING LUM

Date                                   Description                                                                               

November 19, 2015           Divisional Court Decision                                                       

March 11, 2016                 Court of Appeal Endorsement                                              

September 15, 2016         Supreme Court of Canada                                                     

June 6, 2017                     Decision of the Discipline Committee                                 

January 23, 2018              Divisional Court                                                                       

March 22, 2019                Divisional Court                                                                       

August 13, 2019               Superior Court of Justice

April 29, 2020                   Court of Appeal of Ontario
Read about the Past Discipline Hearings Results held by the College at the Canadian Legal Information Institute (for complete decisions released after April 1, 2015). 

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