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Clowater, Julie Lee

CPSO#: 86893

Active Member as of 01 Dec 2016
Independent Practice as of 12 Dec 2016


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Former Name: No Former Name

Gender: Female

Languages Spoken: English

Education: Memorial University of Newfoundland Facu, 1994

Practice Information

Primary Location of Practice
Unit 306
40 Centre Street
Chatham ON  N7M 5W3
Phone: (519) 352-7279
Fax: (519) 352-7072 Electoral District: 01

Professional Corporation Information

Corporation Name: J.L. Clowater Medicine Professional Corporation
Certificate of Authorization Status: Inactive: Jan 7 2011

Hospital Privileges

No Privileges reported.

Hospital Notices

Source:  Hospital
Active Date:  September 27, 2011
Expiry Date:  
On September 30, 2011, Chatham-Kent Health Alliance notified the College that Dr. Julie Lee Clowater's privileges were suspended, effective September 27, 2011.


Specialty Issued On Type
Pediatrics Effective:03 Nov 1998 RCPSC Specialist

Terms and Conditions

(1) Dr. JULIE LEE CLOWATER may practise only in the areas of medicine in which Dr. CLOWATER is educated and experienced.

Registration History

Action Issue Date
First certificate of registration issued: Independent Practice Certificate Effective: 15 Jun 2007
Expired: Failure to Renew Membership Expiry: 07 Sep 2011
Subsequent certificate of registration Issued: Independent Practice Certificate Effective: 07 Oct 2011
Transfer of class of certificate to: Restricted certificate Effective: 22 Jul 2016
Terms and conditions imposed on certificate Effective: 22 Jul 2016
Suspension of registration imposed: Discipline Committee Effective: 01 Sep 2016
Suspension of registration removed Effective: 01 Dec 2016
Transfer of class of registration to: Independent Practice Certificate Effective: 12 Dec 2016

Previous Hearings

Committee: Discipline
Decision Date: 19 May 2016

On May 19, 2016, the Discipline Committee of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario found that Dr. Julie Lee Clowater has committed an act of professional misconduct in that she has engaged in conduct or an act or omission relevant to the practice of medicine that, having regard to all the circumstances, would reasonably be regarded by members as disgraceful, dishonourable or unprofessional.


The certificate of registration of Dr. Clowater, a pediatrician with a community-based practice in Chatham, was suspended between September 7 and October 6, 2011 because of non-payment of fees. Despite being notified of this suspension, Dr. Clowater continued to practise during this time.

On September 7, 2011, the College sent Dr. Clowater a Notice of Suspension of Certificate of Registration advising her that her certificate of registration was suspended for non-payment of fees. The Notice stated that if Dr. Clowater wished to resume practice in Ontario, she would have to apply to the College for reinstatement. The Notice also advised her that, if she were to reapply, her reinstatement would not be automatic; rather, it would take time to review and process her reinstatement application. Lastly, this September 7, 2011 Notice instructed Dr. Clowater not to resume practice until the College had advised her that her certificate had been issued.

The College received Dr. Clowater’s reinstatement application fee on September 19, 2011. College staff emailed Dr. Clowater on September 28, 2011 to advise that her application was incomplete and that she therefore was not authorized to practice medicine. The College staff member asked Dr. Clowater to confirm whether she had practiced medicine after September 7, 2011.

Dr. Clowater emailed the College staff member back on September 28, 2011, saying, “I have not been practicing since september (sic.) 7th 2011. I am awaiting your email to resume practice.” Dr. Clowater later acknowledged that the statement that she had not practiced since September 7, 2011 was untrue.


Dr. Clowater practised medicine without professional liability coverage between November 1, 2010 and June 17, 2011. She submitted claims to OHIP for the period during which she did not have coverage.

In response to a College inquiry regarding her lapse in professional liability coverage, Dr. Clowater claimed that she first became aware that there had been a period of time during which her professional liability membership had not been in good stead after she received the College’s October 2013 letter. This was not true.


On July 22, 2016, the Committee ordered and directed that:
- Dr. Clowater appear before the Committee to be reprimanded and the fact of the reprimand shall be recorded on the Register;

- The Registrar suspend Dr. Clowater’s certificate of registration for a period of three months, to commence on September 1, 2016;

- The Registrar impose the following term, condition and limitations on Dr. Clowater’s certificate of registration: Dr. Clowater shall complete a course in medical ethics
approved by the College within six months of release of this decision and shall provide
evidence of completion of this course to the College; and

- Dr. Clowater shall pay to the College costs in the amount of $5,000.00 within 60 days of the date of this Order.

Decision: Download Full Decision (PDF)
Hearing Date(s): May 19, 2016


Source: Compliance and Monitoring Department
Active Date: November 23, 2016
Expiry Date:
Effective January 24, 2019, Dr. Clowater has completed all components of her SCERP.

Specified Continuing Education and Remediation Program:

A summary of a decision of the Inquiries, Complaints and Reports Committee in which the disposition includes a Specified Continuing Education and Remediation Program (“SCERP”) is required by the College By-laws to be posted on the register, along with a note if the decision has been appealed. A SCERP is one of the dispositions that the College’s Inquiries, Complaints and Reports Committee may make in connection with a matter before it, and this disposition requires the member to complete an education and remediation program specified for the member. A note will also be posted when all the elements of the SCERP have been completed. The summary will be removed from the register if the decision is overturned on appeal or review. Note that this requirement only applies to decisions arising out of a complaint dated on or after January 1, 2015 or if there was no complaint, the first appointment of investigators dated on or after January 1, 2015.

See PDF for the summary of a decision made against this member in which the disposition includes a SCERP:
Download Full Document (PDF)