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Tan, Romeo Banzon

CPSO#: 91994

MEMBER STATUS
Suspended as of 02 Jun 2021
CPSO REGISTRATION CLASS
Independent Practice as of 28 Jan 2021

Summary

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Former Name: No Former Name

Gender: Male

Languages Spoken: English, Tagalog

Education:Far Eastern University, 1987

Practice Information

Primary Location of Practice
Practice Address Not Available

Specialties

Specialty Issued On Type
Family Medicine Effective:08 Dec 2004 CFPC Specialist

Registration History

Action Issue Date
First certificate of registration issued: Independent Practice Certificate Effective: 13 Aug 2009
Transfer of class of certificate to: Restricted certificate Effective: 14 Oct 2020
Transfer of class of registration to: Independent Practice Certificate Effective: 28 Jan 2021

Previous Hearings

Committee: Discipline
Decision Date: 02 Jun 2021
Summary:

On November 21, 2018, allegations of Dr. Tan’s professional misconduct were referred 
to the Discipline Committee of the College. It was alleged that Dr. Tan engaged in 
sexual abuse of a patient, and engaged in disgraceful, dishonourable or unprofessional 
conduct.  
 
The matter was heard on February 3-6, 2020 in person, in the presence of counsel for 
the College, Dr. Tan and counsel for Dr. Tan. The Committee reserved decision.  
  
 On June 2, 2021, the Committee released its order and reasons finding that Dr. Tan 
committed an act of professional misconduct: 
  
    -  under clause 51(1)(b.1) of the Health Professions Procedural Code which is 
       schedule 2 to the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991, S.O. 1991, c.18 (the 
       “Code”) in that he engaged in sexual abuse of a patient; and 
       
    -  under paragraph 1(1)33 of Ontario Regulation 856/93, in that he has engaged in 
       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. 
  
 Specifically, the Committee found that Dr. Tan committed sexual abuse of the patient by 
 touching her genitals in a sexual manner and by making remarks of a sexual nature 
 towards her in an appointment in 2014; and that Dr. Tan engaged in 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 
 both with respect to his touching of the patient and/or his remarks in an appointment in 
 2014; and by failing to provide privacy, gown or drape before conducting a complete 
 physical examination of the patient. 
  
 The Committee’s full reasons for decision on liability are available for review on the 
 College website. 
 Disposition 
 A penalty hearing is pending. 
 Given the Committee’s findings, the Committee made an interim order for immediate 
 suspension of Dr. Tan’s certificate of registration, until such time as the Committee 
 makes an order under subsection 51(5) or (5.2) of the Code.


Decision: Download Full Decision (PDF)
Hearing Date(s): February 3-6, 2020

Concerns

Source: Other
Active Date: April 24, 2019
Expiry Date:
Summary:
CRIMINAL CHARGES

Dr. Romeo Tan was charged with the following offence:

(1) Sexual assault on or about May 5, 2014, at the City of Toronto, contrary to Section 271 of the Criminal Code of Canada.

Date of charges: April 24, 2019
Place of charges: Toronto, Ontario
Toronto Police Service

 

Source: Other
Active Date: April 24, 2019
Expiry Date:
Summary:
BAIL CONDITIONS

On April 24, 2019, the following conditions of release (bail conditions) were imposed on Dr. Romeo Tan:

1. Notify specified officer within 24 hours of any change in his address, employment or occupation.

2. Abstain from contacting and/or communicating directly or indirectly with specified person by any physical, electronic or other means, or from going to within 100 metres of anywhere specified person is known to live, work, go to school or happens to be, with certain specified exception.

3. While in the course of his medical employment, he is not to be in the presence of any female patient except in the presence of specified persons or a member of a regulated health profession who is instructed to monitor any physical examination.

4. Not to possess any weapons, as defined by the Criminal Code of Canada.