Tracy Leffler - March 2018

PUBLIC NOTIFICATION

As per Section 39.3 of the Health Professions Act the following public notice is given:

Name of Registrant:
Tracy Leffler 

Action taken:

The Inquiry Committee sought and obtained a consent order from the Registrant under ss. 33(6)(c)
and 36 of the Health Professions Act (the “Act”) after concluding that she had engaged in
unauthorized practice of dental hygiene between March 1, 2017 and May 30, 2017.
Under terms of the Consent Order, the Registrant: undertakes not to repeat the conduct of engaging
in unauthorized practice of dental hygiene; undertakes not to repeat the conduct of failing to provide
current contact information to the College while registered with the College; undertakes not to repeat
the conduct of failing to cooperate with any future investigations; consents to a reprimand for
engaging in unauthorized practice between March 1 and May 30, 2017; and acknowledges that the
Consent Order is provided in relation to a “serious matter” as defined in the Act which requires public
notification under s. 39(3).

Reasons for action:

On July 5, 2017, a staff member with the College of Dental Hygienists of British Columbia (the
“College”) advised the Inquiry Committee that a Registrant may have engaged in the
unauthorized practice of dental hygiene between March 1, 2017 and June 30, 2017, while
holding a Non-Practicing license with the College.

On September 11, 2017, the Inquiry Committee appointed an inspector to assist with the
investigation as it was concerned about the Registrant’s lack of communication regarding the
investigation.

After resending the notice of investigation to the Registrant via email as well as by FedEx and having
the package returned marked as “moved,” and attempting to reach the Registrant by telephone, on
January 8, 2018 the Inquiry Committee resolved to expand its investigation to address additional
concerns that the Registrant: (a) was not cooperating with the investigation; (b) failed to respond to
communications from the College when requested to do so; and (c) failed to notify the College of her
current contact information as required.

The College made numerous unsuccessful attempts to contact the Registrant via FedEx, email,
telephone and by retaining a Process Server to advise the Registrant of the ongoing investigation.

On March 1, 2018, the College requested and received information from the office manager of the
Registrant’s former place of employment including documentation that indicated that the Registrant
worked 375 hours and 45 minutes between March 1 and May 30, 2017.