The HSC board had the right to appoint, suspend or remove all medical and other staff and employees.
The board required that complaints alleging misconduct against a member of the medical staff be in writing and detail the specific misconduct alleged. Complaints were to be sent to the President or the appropriate vice-president. These complaints could be forwarded to the appropriate department head for informal resolution. If the complaint involved the department head, the Senior Vice-President Medical would deal with it.
Where the informal process failed or the complaint was deemed to be of a serious nature, the complaint was handled by the complaints committee of the Medical Advisory Committee. The committee investigated the complaint and, if it deemed necessary, struck a hearing panel. The panel's report was forwarded to the board, which decided on the course of action to be followed.
In addition, a department head had the right at any time to immediately suspend, or otherwise limit, the privileges of a member of the department, for up to 10 working days, for conduct that the head reasonably believed might negatively affect patient care or would constitute a serious breach of ethical standards (Exhibit 41, section 9.5.51).
In such a situation, the department head was required to initiate a complaint and inform the SVP.
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|Section 1||Chapter 1 - Introduction to the Issues|
|Chapter 2 - Pediatric Cardiac Issues|
|Chapter 3 - The Diagnosis of Pediatric Heart Defects and their Surgical Treatment|
|Chapter 4 - The Health Sciences Centre|
|Section 2||Chapter 5 - Pediatric Cardiac Surgery in Winnipeg 1950-1993|
|Chapter 6 - The Restart of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery in 1994
January 1, 1994 to May 17, 1994
|Chapter 7 - The Slowdown
May 17 to September 1994
|Chapter 8 - Events Leading to the Suspension of the Program
September 7, 1994 to December 23, 1994
|Chapter 9 - 1995 - The Aftermath of the Shutdown
January to March, 1995
|Section 3||Chapter 10 - Findings and Recommendations|
|Appendix 1 - Glossary of terms used in this report|
|Appendix 2 - Parties to the Proceedings and counsel|
|Appendix 3 - List of witnesses and dates of testimony|