Well-Established Mississauga Doctor Facing Sexual Abuse Allegations

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A Mississauga family doctor who has been practicing since 1972 (and who also founded an organization that operates health clinics in the west African country of Ghana) is facing sexual misconduct allegations.

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario recently released a Notice of Hearing stating that Dr. Wycliffe Baird, who works in the High Point Medical Centre on Dixie Road and operates the Global Wellness Impact program, has allegedly committed an "act of personal misconduct."

The Notice reports that in May of 2011, Baird allegedly engaged in the sexual abuse of a patient "and/or disgraceful, dishonourable or unprofessional conduct by making inappropriate and/or sexual comments to Patient A."

The notice also reports that in April of 2012, Baird "engaged in disgraceful, dishonourable or unprofessional conduct by making inappropriate and/or sexual comments towards Nurse A."

The document notes that Baird, who used to work out of Trillium Health Partners, once lost his hospital privileges. On July 15, 2014, Trillium notified the College that Baird’s privileges were suspended, effective July 9, 2014.

On September 11, 2014, Trillium Health Partners notified the College of the termination of the suspension "consequent to Baird’s retirement and relinquishment of privileges," effective September 10, 2014.

This will not be Baird's first disciplinary hearing.

According to the Notice, the Discipline Committee found Baird guilty of professional misconduct after he reportedly charged an "excessive fee" in May 1990. The documents go on to say that he failed to provide, within a reasonable time and without cause, "a report or certificate requested by a patient or his authorized agent in respect of an examination or treatment performed by him."

Consequently, the Committee ordered that Baird’s licence to practice medicine be suspended for a period of three months.

Baird's hearing in connection with the sexual misconduct allegations is scheduled to take place on Oct. 16.

He is currently banned from practicing emergency medicine.

Cover photo of Dr. Baird’s Facebook page

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