Doctor Barred From Practicing Medicine After Opposing Vaccinations, Lockdowns

A doctor in Ontario, Canada, has been suspended after she reportedly opposed COVID vaccine mandates and lockdown measures.

On Wednesday, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO), the province's regulatory medical body, barred Rochagné Kilian, a physician from the city of Owen Sound, from practicing medicine.

CPSO said that the suspension decision was an interim order and alleged that Kilian's opinion risks patients' health, CP24 reported on Thursday.

Newsweek contacted CPSO and Kilian for comments but didn't receive a response.

"[The order] made under the Health Professions Procedural Code of the Regulated Health Professions Act, which permits the College to issue interim orders where it has evidence to support that patients would otherwise be exposed to risk of harm or injury," a CPSO spokesperson told CP24.

No details were revealed about Kilian's actions, but the spokesperson confirmed that additional information concerning her conduct will be made available "at the earliest possible opportunity."

"That may include allegations referred to the Ontario Physicians and Surgeons Discipline Tribunal. Members also have the opportunity to appeal interim orders to the courts, at which point the College would present information in support of its decision," a CPSO spokesperson said, according to CP24.

Kilian, who resigned from her position as an emergency room doctor for Grey Bruce Health Services in August, was one of two doctors prohibited this month from giving medical exemptions to COVID vaccine, mask and testing mandates.

She and Dr. Mark Trozzi were previously warned about expressing their opinions against pandemic restrictions as well as their doubts about the COVID vaccine.

There was no information about Trozzi's primary practice or medical specialty posted on CPSO's website.

Kilian previously spoke at rallies organized by the anti-vaccine mandate group Grey-Bruce Freedom Fighters.

Both doctors were required to post information in their offices about being prohibited from issuing medical exemptions to COVID-related mandates.

"[The doctors] shall post a sign in all waiting rooms, examination rooms and consulting rooms, in all Practice Locations, in a clearly visible and secure location, at all times whether or not [he]/she is physically present at the Practice Location," the restriction for each doctor stated, CP24 reported earlier this month.

The sign should also mention that each doctor "must not provide medical exemptions in relation to COVID-19 vaccines, mask requirements or testing. Further information may be found on the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario website."

CPSO's restrictions against Trozzo and Kilian came after Ontario's chief medical officer of health, Kieran Moore, noted on October 5 that medical exemptions issued for COVID vaccines were "high," according to Global News.

Moore said that vaccine exemptions should only be granted in case someone has an allergic reaction to any of the ingredients in the dose or due to an increased risk of heart inflammation.

Doctor Barred From Medicine after opposing mandates
Ontario doctor Rochagne Kilian was previously barred from issuing medical exemptions to COVID vaccines after she was publicly vocal against COVID vaccine mandates and lockdowns. Above, a healthcare worker prepares to administer a Pfizer/BioNTEch coronavirus disease (Covid-19) vaccine at The Michener Institute, in Toronto, Ontario on December 14, 2020. Photo by CARLOS OSORIO/POOL/AFP via Getty Images