Two Ontario physicians barred from issuing medical exemptions for tests, masking requirements, vaccines

Provincial regulator says restrictions were imposed just before midnight on Friday

The province’s medical regulator has barred two doctors from issuing medical exemptions for masking requirements, COVID-19 vaccines and testing.

The restrictions have been imposed on Dr. Rochagne Kilian, of Owen Sound, and Dr. Mark Trozzi, of Harrow.

The College of Physicians and Surgeons says the restrictions were imposed just before midnight on Friday. The doctors are required to post signs regarding these restrictions in their offices and during virtual visits with patients.

The college says the interim orders were issued under provisions of the Regulated Health Professions Act, which allow the regulator to impose restrictions or conditions on a member’s licence if it believes the conduct at issue “exposes or is likely to expose patients to harm or injury.”

The organization says the physicians have not been referred to its tribunal in connection with the restrictions at this time.

Both doctors have expressed skepticism about COVID-19 vaccines and have been outspoken about pandemic restrictions.

In October, Kilian resigned her position as an emergency room doctor in protest over the Grey Bruce Health Services handling of the pandemic. She has been a speaker at several anti-lock down rallies organized by the group “Grey-Bruce Freedom Fighters.”