Restriction: Dr. Henry Swart

The Council of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of PEI confirmed the finding of the Fitness to Practise Committee of the College that Dr. Henry Swart was guilty of a discipline matter arising out of a complaint to the College.  The Council accepted the recommendations of the Fitness to Practise Committee and Orders that;

1. Dr. Henry Swart’s practice be restricted so that he is not to manage patients for cervical dysplasia until:

a. He has completed at his expense a course of retraining in the management of cervical dysplasia in a course acceptable to Council. The course should be completed in a Canadian program accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and should be sufficient to assure Council that he meets the standard of knowledge, skill or judgement in the management of cervical dysplasia equivalent to a physician certified in Canada by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada to practice the specialty of gynecology;

b. He has completed at his expense an assessment of his knowledge, skill or judgement that is approved in advance by Council sufficient to satisfy Council that his knowledge, skill or judgement in the management of cervical dysplasia are equivalent to a physician certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada to practice the specialty of gynecology; and

c. A comprehensive audit of Dr. Swart’s office practice be completed within six months to evaluate his knowledge, skill or judgement in the management of gynecologic conditions that commonly present to a physician practicing the specialty of gynecology in Canada. The Committee’s concerns that the error in knowledge, skill or judgement it identified during this investigation occurred in his management of a condition fundamental to the practice of the specialty of gynecology are noted.

2. Dr. Henry Swart be assessed a fine of $7,000, an amount representing the actual costs of this investigation.