Ontario’s medical regulator is looking to revoke the licence of a doctor who showed naked photos of himself to 11 patients and three staffers. The discipline committee of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario found Dr. Nigel Mark Phipps committed professional misconduct when he displayed the nude pictures of himself to patients. He also made remarks of a sexual nature to others and touched at least one patient in a sexual manner. The college’s lawyer argued the doctor’s actions did not amount to a momentary lapse of judgment. Rather, they spanned weeks and affected several patients, some of them dealing with serious physical or emotional issues.
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