Notice Regarding Attendance and Reporting at the Resumption of the Hearing Regarding Dr. Manivasan Moodley – April 6, 2021
The hearing respecting Dr. Moodley commenced on February 24, 2020, and continued until February 28, 2020. The hearing resumed on August 26 and 27, 2020, and was followed by written submissions from the parties. The Hearing Committee rendered its decision on the allegations against Dr. Moodley on November 23, 2020, finding that he had engaged in professional misconduct with patient A.B. and patient C.D. The decision can be found here.
The Hearing Committee will meet on April 6, 2021 to hear submissions from the parties with respect to the appropriate sanction, and costs.
The Hearing will be conducted virtually, and will be subject to the same publication ban and Exclusion Order that applied during the hearing of the charges.
Media who attend must abide by the following directions:
1. In accordance with a publication ban granted on October 24, 2019, the names and all information that may identify the complainants in this matter are banned from any form of publication or disclosure;
2. The media are permitted to virtually attend the hearing scheduled to resume on April 6 at 0930. In addition, individuals such as the family members who are identified by legal counsel for Dr. Moodley or the complainants as their support for the hearing, are permitted to virtually attend the hearing.
3. Individuals apart from those identified above are not permitted to attend the hearing but will have full access to any decisions of the Hearing Panel, subject to the publication ban.
4. For those permitted to virtually attend the hearing, the following will apply:
a. No video images or photography may be taken while evidence is being presented or submissions are being made.
b. Audio recording by the media is permitted for note-taking purposes, but not for broadcast purposes.
c. In order to uphold the publication ban, no live transmission of the evidence is permitted, through live tweeting, blogging or any other simultaneous source of reporting. Media are otherwise permitted to report information about the hearing, but only after the parties have had an opportunity to consider whether any evidence presented may be subject to the publication ban. During the mid-morning and mid-afternoon breaks, and prior to the lunch break and end of the day, the Hearing Panel will canvass the parties to determine if there is evidence that may be subject to the publication ban and will provide direction to the media in this regard prior to the media reporting on the preceding evidence.
5. Those attending the hearing will be required to register with the College in advance and acknowledge agreement with these directions. Any media who would like to attend the hearing through virtual means may do so by contacting Pattie Lacroix, Director of Communications at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 4:00 pm on Wednesday, March 31. Arrangements will be made to send an electronic link for their attendance and to obtain an acknowledgement of the directions for the hearing.
6. Other inquiries about the hearing should be directed to:
Director, Communications & Policy