Discipline Hearings

Serious matters involving allegations of professional misconduct or incompetence may be referred to the Discipline Committee for a hearing. A discipline hearing is a formal legal process. Evidence is presented to a panel of three to five committee members including members of the profession and members of the public appointed to the College’s Council by the Lieutenant Governor.

Current Scheduled Hearings

The list below outlines current referrals to Discipline Committee, including the details of scheduled hearings.

Member Name Member Number Notice of Hearing & Allegations Hearing Date, Time, and Location
Wisam Al-Dabbagh 003744

Notice of Hearing

Summary of Allegations:

  1. The Member issued false receipts and made false claims about practising under the supervision of a Registered Social Worker.
  2. The Member did not disclose the above on his application for registration with the College.
March 7, 2017
10:00 am
Victory Verbatim
222 Bay Street, Suite 900
Toronto, ON
M5K 1H6

Observers

Discipline hearings are generally open to the public, unless the panel has ordered otherwise.  Attendance at a hearing is subject to available space.  In order to reserve an observer seat at the hearing, please contact the College via email to info@crpo.ca.

General Information for Observers

  • The use of any audio/visual equipment, including video cameras, laptop computers, tape recorders or phones in the hearing room is not permitted.
  • Cell phones, pagers, alarms and electronic devices should be turned off during the proceedings.
  • Refrain from conversing during the proceedings.
  • Remain as quiet as possible in the area immediately outside of the hearing room to avoid disrupting the proceedings.
  • Refrain from approaching or speaking with any hearing participants , including the Member, witnesses, the discipline panel or lawyers.
  • No food or drink other than water is permitted in the hearing room, except during breaks.
  • Please refrain from wearing perfume, aftershave, or other scents.

Protocol to be Observed during the Hearing

  • Generally, only hearing participants may speak, and then only when recognized by the discipline panel Chair.
  • All present are required to rise as the discipline panel enters or leaves the hearing room, and to remain standing until the panel is seated or has exited the room.
  • Observers are advised to enter and exit the hearing room during breaks only.
  • Latecomers will be seated during breaks in the hearing.
  • Anyone not following this protocol may be removed by the Chair.