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Two doctors banned from giving out vaccine, mask exemptions by regulatory body

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO) has barred two Ontario doctors from issuing medical exemptions for COVID-19 vaccines, testing or masks. 

Dr. Mark Raymond Trozzi from Harrow and Dr. Rochagne Kilian from Owen Sound can no longer issue any exemptions related to the above matters and are being forced to maintain a detailed log of patients and submit to inspections by the regulatory body. 

Both have been known to be critical of mandatory vaccinations. 

It is unclear whether the college considers the exemptions issued by the two doctors legitimate or not. 

In a statement issued earlier this year, the college stated that physicians should not communicate any statements that go against public health orders.

“(Doctors have) a professional responsibility to not communicate anti-vaccine, anti-masking, anti-distancing and anti-lockdown statements and/or (promote) unsupported, unproven treatments for COVID-19,” the CPSO statement said.

“Physicians must not make comments or provide advice that encourages the public to act contrary to public health orders and recommendations.”

The two doctors join a growing list of physicians being silenced by their governing bodies for expressing opinions contrary to the accepted narrative. 

Other doctors, including the former department head of emergency medicine for Nova Scotia’s eastern zone Dr. Chris Milburn, have faced disciplinary actions for rebuking public health officials. Dr. Milburn was also removed from emergency duties at the time. 

In June, Dr. Milburn was sacked from his position after he challenged the province’s school closures and the “de-facto rule” of public health officials. 

Similarly, BC physician Dr. Charles Hoffee is being investigated by regulators after speaking out about alleged Moderna vaccine complications after he administered the drug to his patients, who are mostly from Indigenous backgrounds. 

“On 29th of April, 2021, the Interior Health Authority suspended my clinical privileges, for the crime of causing  “vaccine hesitancy”, for speaking out about my vaccine injured patients.  So I am no longer allowed to work in the ER,” Dr. Hoffe told True North in May.

“I am still permitted to see patients in my private practice, which is not under the jurisdiction of the Interior Health authority, but I have effectively lost about 50% of my income. This is the price of advocating for the safety of my patients.”

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