In the event of prosecution

You must notify the establishment concerned, which will designate a lawyer to represent you, if necessary. You must disclose all relevant information about the case in dispute to the establishment. It is, however, not advisable to discuss the case with other residents or, above all, the staff physicians involved. Be mindful that the interests of staff physicians being prosecuted may be quite different from yours!

Make sure you are fully familiar with the facts leading to the prosecution. You might have to describe and comment on the medical acts performed by yourself, the other residents, staff physicians or any other member of the establishment staff.

If you are the subject of a complaint to the medical examiner of your establishment or the Collège des médecins du Québec, we advise you to get in touch with Mrs Marie-Anik Laplante, Co-ordinator Union Affairs at 514 282-0256 or 1 800 465-0215.