B.C. doctor’s licence permanently cancelled after decades of misconduct and fraudulent billing – CBC

Dr. Gustavo Carvalho has already been banned for life from billing to public health insurance

Nov 17, 2022

A Metro Vancouver family doctor with a long history of discipline for fraudulent billing and misconduct will soon have his medical licence permanently cancelled by his professional college.

Dr. Gustavo Carvalho, who most recently worked in Richmond, B.C., was already banned for life from billing to the Medical Services Plan (MSP). He was the province’s first ever physician to be permanently de-enrolled from the public health insurance system.

Now his registration in the College of Physicians and Surgeons of B.C. will be revoked on New Year’s Day, with a lifetime ban on re-applying, after he admitted to breaking several conditions placed on his practice because of previous disciplinary issues, according to a notice on the college’s website.

The notice says the college’s inquiry committee “was concerned that Dr. Carvalho continued to commit unprofessional conduct, including professional misconduct, following decades of regulatory actions taken against him and attempted remediation.”

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/bc-doctor-licence-permanently-cancelled-msp-billing-1.6654499

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