The College of Physicians & Surgeons of Alberta (CPSA) is coming down hard on a Sherwood Park doctor.

Dr. Vincenzo Visconti's license to practice was suspended indefinitely on Friday morning (Apr.13).

The college is acting under Section 65 of the Health Professions Act. This section grants regulators the ability to suspend a practice permit before a disciplinary decision is reached.

Although no specifics were given, the college says they had "ongoing concerns with his practice."

“Section 65 is a last resort; we use it only in the rarest of cases, where we believe a physician’s practice represents a continuing risk to patients, we’ve been unable to remedy it using the tools available to us, and we finally are not willing to allow it to continue while the discipline process follows its course. It’s a sad day when we have to stop a physician from practicing but when there’s no other option, it’s our job and we do it,” said CPSA Registrar Dr. Scott McLeod.

Dr. Visconti will be allowed to see patients in his office from 1-6 p.m. for two weeks to transition them to other physicians. His prescribing will be limited.
Patients of Dr. Visconti are advised to call Health Link at 811.
As of Apr. 27, Dr. Visconti will not be allowed to see patients or practice medicine in any respect.

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