Discipline Hearings

A registrant can only be disciplined by BCCOHP or its committees once a formal discipline hearing leading to an adverse finding has taken place*.  More information about the College’s complaints and discipline process is available here.

Following a discipline hearing, the Discipline Committee may make a range of orders, including:

  • reprimanding a registrant,
  • suspending or cancelling registration, and
  • imposing other sanctions.

*exception: the Inquiry Committee may suspend a registrant or impose limits or conditions on their practice pending a hearing of the matter if there is an urgent public protection issue under section 35 of the HPA.

What Happens at a Discipline Hearing?

The Inquiry Committee may direct the Registrar to issue a citation for a disciplinary hearing. A discipline hearing is the final stage of the discipline process and is open to the public unless the panel has ordered otherwise.

Testimony is given under oath respecting allegations of professional misconduct and/or incompetence to a panel of the Discipline Committee.

The Committee decides if the allegations are substantiated and whether any disciplinary action appropriate. Disciplinary action may include a formal reprimand, conditions on registration, suspension or termination of registration.

Upcoming hearings

All discipline hearings are open to the public; however, space may be limited and observers will be asked to RSVP. Notice of hearings will be published here two to four weeks in advance of the hearing.​

Discipline hearing: Dr. Kyle I.T. Nawrot

Abbotsford, BC

Updated May 25, 2023: 

At a pre-hearing conference on May 11, 2023, a panel of the Discipline Committee granted the registrant’s request for an adjournment of the hearing that was set for May 29 to June 6, 2023. 

A new date for the hearing has been set. The hearing is now scheduled for Monday, September 25 to Friday, September 29, 2023 and Tuesday October 3 to Friday October 6. The hearing will be held by video conference. An updated citation reflecting the new dates has been posted. 

Dr. Nawrot holds registration with the BC College of Oral Health Professionals (BCCOHP) as a practising dentist.

BCCOHP’s Inquiry Committee has directed a citation for a disciplinary hearing to inquire into Dr. Nawrot’s conduct and competence as a dentist.

BCCOHP’s allegations include that Dr. Nawrot:

  • Provided treatment without performing or recording the necessary diagnostic testing to support a proper diagnosis and treatment plan
  • Failed to adequately maintain patient records
  • Failed to obtain and/or document informed consent
  • Provided unnecessary and/or excessive restorative treatment
  • Billed for treatment when the need for the treatment is not supported by the records
  • Failed to respond in a timely manner, or at all, to the regulator about patient complaints.

This is a summary only; please refer to the citation below for full details of BCCOHP’s allegations against Dr. Nawrot:

Citation: Dr. Kyle Nawrot (Oct. 20, 2022, amended May 26, 2023)

The discipline hearing will be conducted by a panel of the Discipline Committee under section 38 of the Health Professions Act and is open to the public.

Date and location of hearing

The hearing is scheduled to begin on Monday, September 25 to Friday, September 29, continuing from Tuesday October 3 to Friday October 6. The hearing will take place by video conference (Microsoft Teams).

Hearings are open to the public. Anyone interested in attending as an observer is asked to contact the Registrar’s Office at registrarsoffice@oralhealthbc.ca.

Please note that disciplinary hearings will not proceed if they are resolved in advance of the scheduled hearing date.

The bylaws of the BC College of Oral Health Professionals require public notice of citations issued under section 37 (1) of the Health Professions Act.

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