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Kunynetz, Rodion Andrew

CPSO#: 30157

MEMBER STATUS
Suspended as of 09 Jun 2017
CPSO REGISTRATION CLASS
Independent Practice as of 23 Jul 2019
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Summary

Former Name: No Former Name

Gender: Male

Languages Spoken: English, Ukrainian

Education:University of Toronto, 1977

Practice Information

Primary Location of Practice
Practice Address Not Available

Medical Records Location

Address: Suite 200 6-14845 Yonge Street Aurora, ON L4G 6H8
Date Received: 22 Feb 2016

Specialties

Specialty Issued On Type
Dermatology Effective: 23 Nov 1982 RCPSC Specialist

Registration History

Action Issue Date
First certificate of registration issued: Postgraduate Education Certificate Effective: 01 Jul 1977
Transfer of class of registration to: Independent Practice Certificate Effective: 04 Jul 1978
Transfer of class of certificate to: Restricted certificate Effective: 13 Aug 2015
Terms and conditions imposed on certificate Effective: 13 Aug 2015
Suspension of registration imposed: Inquiries, Complaints and Repo Effective: 01 Oct 2015
Suspension of registration imposed: Inquiries, Complaints and Repo Effective: 09 Jun 2017

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Summary:

Allegations of Dr. Kunynetz’s professional misconduct have been referred to the Discipline Committee of the College. It is alleged that Dr. Kunynetz engaged in disgraceful, dishonourable or unprofessional conduct, the sexual abuse of and/or sexual impropriety with patients by, among other things, rubbing/leaning/pressing himself against patients; touching patients in an inappropriate and sexual manner; failing to provide patients with appropriate privacy or a proper gown/covering during patient encounters; conducting a patient encounter in an inappropriate manner and setting and proceeding with patient encounters, including moving/removing patients’ clothing and touching patients, without proper warning, explanation or consent. It is alleged that Dr. Kunynetz engaged in disgraceful, dishonourable or unprofessional conduct by failing to disclose, on an application for reappointment and on a clinical faculty annual activity report and/or reappointment application that he was the subject of a College investigation.


Notice of Hearing: Download Full Notice (PDF)

Hearing Date(s): adjourned

Hearing Status: Adjourned

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Registration Status: Suspended     Effective From: 09 Jun 2017


Imposed By Effective Date Expiry Date Status
Inquiries, Complaints and Reports Committee Effective: 09 Jun 2017 Active

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Committee: Discipline
Decision Date: 21 Mar 2017
Summary:

On March 21, 2017, the Discipline Committee found that Dr. Rodion Andrew Kunynetz, 
committed an act of professional misconduct in that:  he engaged in sexual abuse of a patient; 
he 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; and, he contravened a term, condition or 
limitation on his certificate of registration. 
 
On February 20, 2018, the Committee released its penalty order which included revocation of 
Dr. Kunynetz's certificate of registration, a reprimand, reimbursement of the College for funding 
provided to patients under the program required under Section 85.7 of the Code, and to post an 
irrevocable letter of credit or other security acceptable to the College to guarantee payments of 
such amounts and the payment of hearing costs. 
 
On April, 20, 2017 and March 21, 2018, Dr. Kunynetz appealed the decision on finding and the 
decision on penalty, on costs, and certain motion orders of the Discipline Committee to the 
Superior Court of Justice (Divisional Court). Pursuant to s.71 of the Code, the Discipline 
Committee’s decision remained in effect despite the appeal. 
 
On July 23, 2019, the Divisional Court granted the appeal, quashing two findings of the Discipline 
Committee and sustaining two others.  
 
   ?  The Divisional Court quashed the Discipline Committee’s finding that Dr. Kunynetz 
      engaged in sexual abuse of a patient and the finding that Dr. Kunynetz engaged in 
      disgraceful, dishonourable or unprofessional conduct by allowing his abdomen to 
      contact the body of two patients. 
 
   ?  The Divisional Court upheld the Discipline Committee’s findings that Dr. Kunynetz 
      engaged in disgraceful, dishonourable or unprofessional conduct by moving or removing 
      clothing in the absence of adequate warning or explanation in respect of two patients 
      and that he breached or contravened a term, condition and limitation on his certificate 
      of registration, by breaching his chaperone order on two occasions. 
 
The Divisional Court quashed the Discipline Committee’s penalty decision of revocation, a 
reprimand, reimbursement of the fund for therapy and hearing costs.  
 
The Divisional Court ordered a suspension from October 1, 2015 (the date of Dr. Kunynetz’s 
interim suspension) to the date of the release of the Divisional Court’s decision, i.e., July 23, 
2019.


Decision: Download Full Decision (PDF)
Hearing Date(s): Motion date: November 10, 2015. Hearing dates 2016: January 6-8, January 18-22, January 25-28, March 14-17, March 28, 30, 31, April 1, April 29, May 3-6, May 9, 13, May 16, 26, 27, June 3, June 13-16, June 28, 2016, July 11 - 12, 2016 Motion Date: July 10, 2017 Penalty Hearing: July 11, 2017, August 14, 15, 2017