Nature of Action: The registrant, James Wheeler, consented to a public reprimand under the terms of a consent and undertaking agreement that he entered with the Inquiry Committee of the College.
The public reprimand results from the following conduct, to which Mr. Wheeler admitted:
- He did not hold liability insurance between November 1, 2018 and January 31, 2019, and therefore violated section 61 of the College’s Bylaws.
- He did not hold valid Standard First Aid/CPR-C certification between September 17, 2018 and March 16, 2019, and therefore violated section 63.3 of the College’s Bylaws.
- On or about January 31, 2019, in the process of renewing his registration with the College, he uploaded documentation in the College’s online Registrant Portal which represented three expired Standard First Aid/CPR-C certificates, with the most recent having a validity term from September 17, 2015 to September 17, 2018. He then entered, in the Registrant Portal, validity dates indicating that the most recent certificate was valid from September 17, 2018 until September 17, 2019, which was not correct. Mr. Wheeler then made a false declaration by checking a box next to the following text: “I certify that I have reviewed the requirements in s. 63.3 of the Bylaws and I am uploading a valid certificate.”
Reasons: A failure by a registrant to meet Bylaw requirements and to accurately report required information to the College impedes the College’s statutory obligation to regulate the massage therapy profession in the public interest.
The Inquiry Committee is satisfied that the terms of the undertaking and consent agreement will protect the public interest.