An Estevan doctor who was suspended earlier this year will be returning to practise under new restrictions.
Dr. Medhi Horri was suspended in January after a patient complained of malpractice. His suspension was lifted on Feb. 24 and he's being allowed to return to work under the following conditions:
- He is required to have a chaperone present for any clinical attendances on female patients (including virtual attendances)
- He may only practise in his clinic seeing patients by appointment or on a walk-in basis
- He has agreed not to perform any invasive procedures (anything requiring a scalpel or stitches) in an office setting
Brian Salte, a lawyer for the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan, gave an update on where the investigation into Dr. Horri is at.
"It's theoretically possible that everything gets dismissed in which case there'd be no basis for any ongoing conditions," Salte said. "It's also possible that there could be finding of unprofessional conduct with respect to the issues in the investigation which would result in action on Doctor Horri's license."
"So until such time as the investigation proceeds further we would not have an idea of what the outcome of that would be."
Dr. Horri practises at a private clinic at St. Joseph's Hospital.