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- Olivieri has claimed vindication for second time in two months
- Go to the CPSO Website

On December 19, 2001, a six-member disciplinary committee of the CPSO produced an 18-page decision on the following complaints alleged by the Hospital for Sick Children:

  • Olivieri did not provide timely notification to patients and colleagues
    after drug toxicity was suspected.
  • The hospital could not get satisfactory answers from Olivieri to
    several key questions involving her interactions with patients.
  • It was unable to satisfactorily determine the degree of disclosure
    Olivieri provided to participants during the study.
  • Olivieri had fallen below acceptable medical standards by taking
    frequent liver biopsies from her patients.

The CPSO decision states:

"In reaching its decision in this complaint, the (CPSO) committee has relied on the analysis and conclusions arrived at by this highly qualified and experienced panel, which concluded that
Dr. Olivieri did not fall below a reasonable standard of care in any of the areas of concern raised in this complaint."

Media coverage:

  • College rejects Hospital for Sick Children's complaint against researcher
    CP Wire, The Toronto Star - Dec. 27, 2001
  • Sick Kids complaint against doctor rejected
    The Toronto Star - Dec. 28, 2001
  • Study backs doctor in battle with hospital
    The Edmonton Journal - Dec. 28, 2001
  • College rejects hospital's complaint
    The Daily News (Nanaimo) - Dec. 28, 2001
  • College rejects hospital's complaint against researcher
    The North Bay Nugget - Dec. 28, 2001
  • Sick Kids' researcher cleared
    The Standard (St. Catharines - Niagara) - Dec. 28, 2001
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