Joshua Chubbs case set over to Aug. 9
The lawyer for a Carbonear man accused of practicing medicine without a license expects to be in a position next month to say what direction her client’s case will ultimately take.
Joshua Chubbs, 23, is charged under the Medical Act of Newfoundland for engaging in medical practice without a license from June 1 to Oct. 15, 2016. He’s also accused of advertising those services from Dec. 1-16.
Last Wednesday, defence lawyer Rosellen Sullivan said she had just received some information requested from the Crown, but still needed to review it with her client. Judge Bruce Short agreed to set over the case until Aug. 9 at 1:30 p.m.
Sullivan, who appeared by phone, indicated to the court that by then she will likely be in a position to either proceed by speedy disposition or request dates for a trial, depending on the conversation she has with her client between now and then. Chubbs did not appear in court Wednesday.
The specific events that led police to charge Chubbs are not known, though a woman told The Compass he offered to circumcise her son. That allegation has not been proven in court.
Carbonear resident Joshua Chubbs is accused of practicing medicine without a license.