Psy­chi­a­trist stripped of li­cence for sex abuse of her pa­tient

StarMetro Toronto - - TORONTO - Jac­ques Gal­lant LE­GAL AF­FAIRS RE­PORTER

Warn­ing: Graphic con­tent fol­lows.

One fall af­ter­noon in 2010 while Dr. Jane Gil­bert was drink­ing with a pa­tient at his home, she asked him if he wanted help get­ting an erec­tion.

It would prove to be the be­gin­ning of the end of her ca­reer in psy­chi­a­try.

But not be­fore she also had sex with Pa­tient A, whose iden­tity is cov­ered by a pub­li­ca­tion ban, at her home, his cot­tage, her of­fice at the Oakville hos­pi­tal and a ho­tel room.

All of this is laid out in a state­ment of un­con­tested facts filed Wednes­day at the Col­lege of Physi­cians and Sur­geons of On­tario, where a dis­ci­pline panel stripped Gil­bert of her li­cence, hav­ing found she sex­u­ally abused a pa­tient and com­mit­ted pro­fes­sional mis­con­duct.

Gil­bert, owner of The Bear Clinic in Oakville, was a noshow for the hear­ing, hav­ing sent two lawyers in her place who en­tered a plea of “no con­test,” mean­ing she con­sents to the dis­ci­pline panel ac­cept­ing the al­le­ga­tions as cor­rect for the pur­pose of the hear­ing only, but was also not ad­mit­ting guilt.

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