A physician in southeast Saskatchewan has been suspended by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan after a breach of an undertaking.  

Dr. Mehdi Horri, who practises in Estevan, was handed a two-month suspension by the licensing body for doctors in the province. The college stated he had engaged in unprofessional conduct after having a “professional encounter with a female patient without a female practice monitor present, as required by his undertaking.” The incident happened in April of this year.  

Horri was also cited for failing to report the breach of the undertaking to the College of Physicians and Surgeons.  

This isn’t the first time Horri has run afoul of the college. In 2017 he had his medical license revoked after admitting to unprofessional conduct while practising medicine in Ontario. His license was then restored after successfully completing conditions for reinstatement in 2018. When it was restored he signed an undertaking that he would have a chaperone present for any clinical attendances with female patients and would have a sign in his waiting room and all his examination rooms that he would not see female patients without a female chaperone.  

In 2020, Horri was then given a suspension and reprimanded for unprofessional conduct, with the college stating he had failed to maintain the standards of the profession. In that decision, the Council of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan gave him a stern rebuke, stating the Council “hopes that the delivery of this painful assessment of your inadequate performance stimulates you to consider the downward trajectory of your medical career and motivates you to initiate significant reform to immediately rectify your deficiencies.” 

The two-month license suspension handed down by the Council in the most recent instance is set to take effect on November 1st.  

--With files from Scott Boulton/discoverestevan.com

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