Whereas 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. Paul Phelan was guilty of Professional Misconduct pursuant to subsections XI(1)(a) Failing to maintain accepted professional standards and procedures in the practice of medicine, and (h) Engaging in conduct or an act relevant to the practice of medicine that, having regard to all the circumstances, would reasonably be regarded by medical practitioners as disgraceful, dishonourable, or unprofessional; of the PEI Regulations. Dr. Phelan has admitted to professional misconduct in failing to complete medical forms in a timely manner for a patient.
The Council accepted the recommendations of the Fitness to Practise Committee and Orders that Dr. Paul Phelan:
- be given a written reprimand,
- be fined $1000.00, and
- be required to attend a relevant course on appropriate and timely record keeping, such as the “Medical Records Keeping Course” offered online through Dalhousie University, or similar, as approved by the Registrar.