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Dr. Sarah Feaver, High River, AB

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October 18, 2018

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Complaint’s Director,
Alberta College of Physicians and Surgeons
2700 Telus Plaza South
10020 100th Street, Edmonton, AB. T5J 0N3

REFERENCE: Dr. Sarah Feaver MD, Charles Clark Health Centre, High River, AB.

CLIENT: xxxxx xxxxx, DOB 29/01/43 – Driver License
Xxxx xxxx- High River AB.

Throughout this matter we shall refer to xxxxx xxxxx as the client.

COMPLAINT re: Dr. Sarah Feaver
 
1) Elder abuse of client.
Caused severe anguish and distress to client.
 
2) Failed to act as a client advocate.

 
“Advocacy is an important component of the doctor-patient relationship; physicians should, individually and collectively, advocate for their patients. Advocacy involves the responsible use of expertise and influence to advance patients’ health care interests”
 
Standards of Practice – College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta
 
 
2) Disregard of Operator Licensing and Vehicle Control Regulation, Alberta Traffic Safety Act, Alberta regulation 320/ 2002, Section 162].
 
3) Refusal to perform a Medical Examination of Client.
 
4) Refusal to provide a completed Medical Examination for Motor Vehicle Operators Form for the client which is necessary for driver licensure.
 
5) Colluded with two of her office staff to deny the client his right to fairness.
 
6) Colluded with two of her office staff to deny the client his right to
renewal of his license.
 
7) Provided untruths to the client.
 
8) Demonstrated abuse of Power.

 

HISTORY

It has been reported to our office that on January 10, 2018, the client attended at the medical office of Dr. Sarah Feaver at the Charles Clark Health Centre, High River, AB, for the purpose to renew his driving license.
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1) The client had his eyes checked, eye chart by staff person, Patricia.

2) Sheila Kellow RN, Dr. Feaver’s staff nurse, without permission of the client, then carried out a cognitive test of the client, subjected the client to the Simard MD test.

Dr. Feaver nor Nurse Kellow informed and advised the client –

– Of the purpose of the Simard MD
– That a low score will result in a diagnosis of dementia
– That the diagnosis of dementia will be entered in his medical file
– A low score may result in termination of his right to drive

Dr. Feaver nor Nurse Kellow
– advised the client of his legal right to refuse the testing
– obtained informed consent

3) Dr. Sarah Feaver, then referred client for a computer based DriveABLE test administered by CBI Health Group at the Health Center, Calgary Deerfoot Meadows.

The client completed the DriveABLE test on February 7, 2018 He scored low on the test.

4) The client desperate to obtain a driving license, attended at the Rangeland High River Registry and requested a road test.

5) Because the client had been flagged by Driver Fitness and Monitoring at the Registry, the Registry required a referral from his doctor. Therefore the client requested a referral from Dr. Feaver which he received. However her referral stated that he had scored low on the DriveABLE computer based assessment. Therefore the Registry refused to allow him a road test and contacted Driver Fitness and Monitoring of Alberta Transportation.

6) The client received a letter from Linda Gordulic, Reviewing Officer of Driver Fitness and Monitoring, Alberta Transportation requiring –

1) “Demonstrate improvement . . . by undergoing and passing . . . an on road driving assessment”.

2) “. . . pass driving assessment by DriveABLE”.

7) The client had been denied a road test by the Registry because of Dr. Feaver’s letter which stated that he had scored low on a DriveABLE test.

8) The client and his wife have alleged to us that Dr. Feaver informed them that it was legislated to undergo DriveABLE testing. This is a falsehood.

9) The client and his wife have also alleged to us that Dr. Feaver informed them that she refused to carry out a Medical Examination of the client because he scored low on the DriveABLE test.

The client has been severely abused.

We ask your office to investigate this matter.

Thank you.

Yours truly,

C.C.
xxxxx xxxxx

NOTE
Requirement for renewing licence.
ALBERTA TRAFFIC SAFETY ACT
OPERATOR LICENSING AND VEHICLE CONTROL REGULATION

Alberta Regulation 320/2002
With amendments up to and including Alberta Regulation 30/2018

(2) A person who is 75 years old or older who applies for an operator’s licence or to renew an operator’s licence shall file with the Registrar in a form and manner acceptable to the Registrar

1. (a) a medical examination report, completed and signed by a physician, and

2. (b) a vision screening examination report completed and signed by a person designated by the Registrar.