Tasleem Walji - Feb 2012

February 1, 2012
As per Section 39.3 of the Health Professions Act the following public notice is given:

Name of Registrant

Tasleem Walji

Action Taken

The Inquiry Committee requested and obtained a consent order from the Registrant under s. 36(1)(a), (b), (c) and (d) of the Health Professions Act requiring her to undertake not to repeat the conduct of engaging in unauthorized practice without registration and to knowingly provide incorrect information to the College, to consent to a reprimand for engaging in unauthorized practice, her consent to pay $1,000 costs, and to consent to a two week suspension of her clinical practice.

Reasons for Action

In response to information brought to its attention, the Inquiry Committee initiated an investigation regarding an allegation that the Registrant had engaged in unauthorized practice without registration. The investigation revealed that the Registrant had practiced dental hygiene without registration from March 1, 2011 to April 27, 2011.

She was advised on April 26, 2011 that she was not legally entitled to practice until she obtained registration. The investigation revealed that she continued to practice on April 27, 2011 and initially denied that she had but later acknowledged that she had done so. The Inquiry Committee determined it was necessary to seek a consent order to underscore the seriousness of unauthorized practice and because the Registrant continued to practice after she was advised that she could not do so and knowingly provided inaccurate information to the College.