Experts divided over move to force patient to testify
Ontario’s medical regulator wants to force a former patient in a Toronto doctor’s ongoing sexual abuse discipline hearing to testify by having her arrested by the police. The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario has sought a bench warrant from a judge in order to compel a reluctant witness to give evidence. The refusal by the witness to appear at the college has put the matter of Dr. Suganthan Kayilasanathan in jeopardy. Without her, there is likely no case against the doctor, who is facing allegations of sexual abuse of a patient, which he denies.