Former Registrant: Dr. E. Carol Macpherson (Former Registrant No. 306)
Date: February 14, 2019
Status: In Effect
Nature of Action: The Registrant agreed to an Undertaking and Consent Agreement requested by the Inquiry Committee under section 36(1) of the Health Professions Act placing conditions on her practice. The Registrant agreed to meet with a supervisor selected by the College to review the following issues: (a) how the Registrant responds to requests for information from a child’s legal guardian; (b) the Registrant’s practice in obtaining informed consent when providing services to a parent and child, where there is another parent who is also a guardian; (c) the Registrant’s understanding of who is the client; (d) the Registrant’s regulatory obligations to respond to the College in a timely manner; and (e) the Registrant’s management of the impact of other obligations and circumstances on her professional responsibilities. The Registrant also agreed to comply with the supervisor’s directions regarding a request by the complainant for information, and to pay costs related to the supervision.
Reason: The father of a young child who was seeing the Registrant for counselling raised concerns about the Registrant’s understanding of what information to provide to him as the child’s legal guardian. In the course of investigating this, concerns also arose about the additional issues noted above. The Inquiry Committee requested the Registrant’s agreement to the terms of her Undertaking and Consent Agreement to address these concerns.