Dr. Pardip Athwal | Practice permit 1656
Effective 9:00 a.m. Monday, September 23, 2019, the following conditions
are placed on Dr. Athwal’s practice permit for a period of 90 days or until
the completion of the proceedings concerning ACAC File 17-05 under Part 4
of the Health Professions Act, whichever occurring first:
Dr. Athwal must practice with a practice monitor approved by the ACAC’s
Complaints Director. The Practice Monitor:
Must be a health care professional actively licensed to
practice in a regulated health care profession in the Province
Must not be a relative of Dr. Athwal or a current or former
employee or patient of her practice;
Shall be aware of the case against Dr. Athwal and the
conditions placed on Dr. Athwal’s practice permit;
Shall, on a daily basis, attend Dr. Athwal’s clinic to review
her creation and maintenance of patient files and related
record keeping. Attendance at Dr. Athwal’s clinic should be for
a period of no more than one hour daily and preferably towards
the end of Dr. Athwal’s workday to minimize interference with
patient care and to allow for assessment of the completeness of
Dr. Athwal’s files. Dr. Athwal shall make all patient records
from visits that day available for review and demonstrate that
a professionally suitable filing system is in place.
Shall report in writing to the Complaints Director on at least
a weekly basis in a manner agreed upon with the Complaints
Shall immediately contact the Complaints Director in respect to
any concerns regarding Dr. Athwal.
Dr. Athwal must perform all of her clinical record keeping requirements
at her clinic site and is not to remove any files or documents
containing confidential patient information from her clinic.
Dr. Athwal must complete and record all clinical record keeping
requirements for each patient she sees on the same day of each patient
On or before the expiry of the above-mentioned 90-day period Dr. Athwal
shall provide to the Complaints Director a signed letter attesting to
Dr. Athwal’s fitness to practice chiropractic from a health care
professional actively licensed to practice in the province of Alberta
in the field of mental health and agreed upon by the Complaints
Director. This individual may include Dr. Athwal’s grief counsellor if
the grief counsellor is a member of a regulated health profession in
the Province of Alberta.
All costs associated with complying with the above conditions shall be
paid by Dr. Athwal.
If in the sole opinion of the Complaints Director, Dr. Athwal has not
satisfactorily completed any of the above conditions, then the
conditions may be extended for a further 90-day period at the written
direction of the Complaints Director and/or the Complaints Director may
request further orders pursuant to section 65 of the HPA including but
not limited to an interim suspension of Dr. Athwal’s practice permit.
At any time into the 90-day period of these conditions, if the
Complaints Director and Practice Monitor are satisfied that Dr. Athwal
has been compliant with the conditions, the Complaints Director may at
their sole discretion reduce the frequency of practice visits and
reporting by the Practice Monitor.