Myung June KIM (03972)
Description of action taken:
On November 18, 2019, the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of British Columbia (the “College”) posted a public notice of practice conditions agreed to by Myung June Kim (the “Registrant”) pending its investigation of a complaint from a female patient alleging sexual misconduct that was also under criminal investigation by the police.
The College held its investigation of the complaint in abeyance pending the conclusion of the criminal proceedings.
On March 29, 2021, the College was advised by the Registrant that the criminal matter was resolved on March 2, 2021 pursuant to section 810 of the Criminal Code, by way of a Recognizance after Allegation or a Peace Bond, which does not result in a criminal record nor required the Registrant to make any admissions regarding the alleged conduct. The Registrant further advised the College of his intention to resign his registration with the College and not seek re-application with the College or any College in any other jurisdiction within Canada.
The Inquiry Committee determined under section 36(1)(d) of the Health Professions Act, RSBC 1996 c.183 (the “Act) to seek an consent under with terms that would ensure the Registrant would no longer be registered and would not seek registration with the College in the future.
Reasons for action taken:
The Inquiry Committee determined that this was an appropriate case to seek a consent order without investigation or findings by the College because:
The Registrant agreed to resign his registration and not seek registration with the College or any other College in any other jurisdiction within Canada, and
The complaint contained allegations that, if admitted or proven, posed a risk to the public and would constitute a “serious matter” which would ordinarily result in an order being made under section 39 of the Act.
The Inquiry Committee requested, and the Registrant agreed to provide an undertaking and consent under section 36(1)(d) of the Act to:
Irrevocably resign as a Registrant of the College effective March 31, 2021; and
Not reapply for registration with the College or apply for registration to practice traditional Chinese medicine in any other jurisdiction in Canada; and
Publication of the terms of the agreement by the College.