In Canada, Edmonton authorities are looking an awful lot like their USA counterparts these days, when it comes to physician predators getting little more than a legal swat on their adult diapers. A family practitioner who sexually assaulted a female patient as well as a nurse in the clinic, has been allowed to return to work under certain restrictions.
The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Albe announced this week that "Doctor Ismail Taher, can practice medicine again, as long as he has a chaperone when seeing female patients, participates in a monitoring program and works with other doctors who know his discipline history."
We consider the Canadian's bizarre behavior in this matter to be a large step backward in human mental evolution in the northern hemisphere.
This lab coat loon, age 40, was sentenced in July, 2016, to 1 month in jail, after being convicted of sexually assaulting a nurse at a Medicentre Clinic in 2013. At the time, Provincial Court Judge Greg Lepp said this:
“Doctor Taher has been blessed with all of life’s advantages. He abused his position for selfish, prurient and unwholesome reasons. He had no excuse. There is no remorse shown here. I am imposing a short jail term because I know it will have a profound effect on his family.”
Well isn’t that special. What about the “profound effect” on the victims?
Perhaps as jaw-dropping stupid as the weak sentence, is the added inanity that Taher was allowed to serve his sentence on weekends. Wouldn’t want to stress him out any more than absolutely necessary.
This case is a pluperfect example of a point we need to underscore as often and as loudly as possible:
NO other professionals are held to a lower standard of discipline, than the errant physician population.
And a pretty fair percentage of physician sexual predators are immigrants from the Mid-east. Taher is from Saudi Arabia.
Freaky Taher had already been convicted of assaulting a nurse manager at another clinic several years before. Did he go to jail on that one? Was his medical license revoked for a sexual attack at his workplace?
Of course not. He was given a suspended sentence, so that he would have every opportunity to do it again, you see. And so he did.
When it comes to garbage behavior by doctors, some things are predictable, at least by us.
Stay classy, Canada. If you keep trying, you just might grow up to be as off-the-chart mentally unbalanced as America’s medical authorities are.
At least, when it comes to doctor discipline, and the lack thereof.
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