The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia gives notice that a Hearing Committee has issued a decision dated August 4, 2023, accepting a Settlement Agreement under subsection 103(1) of the Medical Act.
In the Settlement Agreement, Dr. Michelle Ciach admitted she engaged in professional misconduct by creating a false record when she signed a death certificate and included a cause of death when, in fact, the patient had not died. She also admitted to professional misconduct for forging colleagues’ signatures on prescriptions for herself and a family member. Dr. Ciach agreed to a suspension of her medical licence for a period of six months (which she voluntarily began serving on July 1, 2023, in advance of the Hearing Committee’s decision) and a condition requiring successful completion of a course on Ethics. Dr. Ciach also agreed to contribute to the College’s costs of the investigation of the complaint.
Read the Hearing Committee’s decision.