College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of British Columbia

Rang Van Pham (99006)

Date of Action: March 19, 2009

Nature of action

The Inquiry Committee has suspended the registration of the Registrant as a Registered Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner (R.TCM.P.) pursuant to section 35(1)(b) of the Health Professions Act during an investigation of his conduct.

Reasons

On March 13, 2009, the Registrant was charged with one count of sexual assault against a female patient. The alleged sexual assault occurred in March 2009.On March 17, 2009, Crown Counsel advised counsel for the College that two more charges of sexual assault have been approved, relating to an alleged assault on a female patient in December 2008.

On October 6, 2008, the Registrant agreed to a Consent Order under section 36 of the Health Professions Act, arising out of a Complaint in March 2008, that included an allegation of improper touching of two female patients. Under the terms of the Consent Order, the Registrant undertook to refrain from inappropriate touching during treatment of patients.

The Inquiry Committee has commenced an investigation into the Registrant's conduct. Based on the foregoing, the Inquiry Committee considers that a suspension during its investigation is necessary to protect the public. The Registrant has the right to appeal this Order.