Two local doctors opioid prescription practices investigated
Posted June 13,
The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO) launched
separate investigations earlier this year against Alliston based
Corbin Hendrick and Nick Dortaj in relation to their prescribing
CPSO regulates the practice of medicine in Ontario and physicians are
required to be members to practice in the province. One of its key
functions is to respond to concerns and to investigate complaints from
members of the public about doctors in Ontario.
Dr. Hendrick, first registered in June 1979, was a member of the
Alliston Family Physicians team on Parsons Road. He was being
investigated "in particular with regards to his opioid prescribing."
According to the notice posted on the CPSO web site, "during the
investigation, Dr. Hendrick resigned from the College and has agreed
never to apply or reapply for registration as a physician in Ontario or
any other jurisdiction."
"I, Dr. Hendrick, acknowledge that there has been no referral to the
in respect of the Investigation and that, after the College receives an
original copy of this
Undertaking as signed by me, no further action will be taken on the
Investigation." It became effective April 25, 2019.
Dr. Dortaj, CPSO membership, first certified in May 2016, expired
effective May 26, 2019, and "as a result of the investigation, Dr.
Dortaj will engage in professional education in the prescribing of
opioids." He had been practicing at the Carmen Vanderwater Medical
Centre on Parsons Road.
At this post, no further details were confirmed, updates as more
information becomes available.