College of

TRADITIONAL

CHINESE MEDICINE

PRACTITIONERS +

ACUPUNCTURISTS

of British Columbia

Myung June KIM (03972)

Date of action: November 18, 2019

Description of action taken:

On September 25, 2019, the CTCMA received a complaint from a female patient alleging professional misconduct by the Registrant. On September 27, 2019, the CTCMA also received notification from the police regarding the same conduct and that a criminal investigation was underway. The complaint and police notification were referred to the Inquiry Committee for investigation.

As the nature of the alleged conduct raises significant public safety concerns, the Inquiry Committee considered extraordinary action pending the outcome of the investigation to protect the public. The Registrant agreed to provide an undertaking with the following terms which will remain in place during the Inquiry Committee’s investigation and pending any discipline proceeding:

  1. The Registrant agrees to immediately provide the name and contact information of one or more proposed female chaperones who will be available to attend all of his attendances with female patients to the Inquiry Committee for approval.

  2. The Registrant undertakes to ensure that an approved female chaperone is physically present at his cost whenever he has contact with a female patient in a treatment room or elsewhere for the duration of the undertaking.

  3. The Registrant undertakes to immediately post notices that are 8 ½” v 11” in size, one in English and one in Korean, in prominent places in his reception area and each treatment room in his clinic, which notices are to be provided to the Registrar for prior approval.

  4. The Registrant agrees to provide weekly reports in English to the Registrar of the CTCMA which include the full name, age, current address and telephone number of each female patient who attended the clinic in the preceding week, which reports must be faxed or delivered to the CTCMA office no later than 10:00 a.m. each Monday.

Reasons for action taken:

An allegation of misconduct with a female patient raises the potential of serious risk to the public. In view of the nature and seriousness of the allegations in this case, the Inquiry Committee concluded that extraordinary action was necessary to protect the public while it undertakes it investigation.