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Supreme Court of Canada Denies Dr. Fashoranti’s Application for Appeal

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia hereby gives notice that Dr. Oluwarotimi Fashoranti’s application to the Supreme Court of Canada for leave to appeal the decision of the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal has been denied. This decision represents the final legal remedy in this matter, allowing the initial decisions of the College’s Hearing Committee to stand as issued.

In its decision dated September 27, 2013, the Hearing Committee found Dr. Fashoranti guilty of professional misconduct. By decision dated May 12, 2014, the Hearing Committee ordered Dr. Fashoranti’s licence to practice medicine to be suspended for a period of 3 months, and imposed other conditions for return to practice.

Dr. Fashoranti appealed the decisions of the Hearing Committee to the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal, and his suspension was stayed pending the decision of the Court. By decision dated March 11, 2015, the Court of Appeal upheld the Hearing Committee’s decisions.

Dr. Fashoranti applied for leave to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada, and his licence suspension was stayed pending the Court’s decision.

With the release of the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision dated September 3, 2015, refusing leave to appeal, the initial decisions of the Hearing Committee remain standing. To allow for an orderly winding down of Dr. Fashoranti’s practice, the suspension of Dr. Fashoranti’s medical licence will now take effect September 9, 2015, and remain in effect until midnight, December 8, 2015.