Former Trail doctor faces misconduct in Manitoba

Doctor Allan was charged with five criminal counts in Rossland court in 1994

A former Trail doctor who left behind criminal charges in Trail has resurfaced in Winnipeg—albeit with a similar result.

Dr. Randy Raymond Allan pleaded guilty to professional misconduct charges at a Sept. 11 College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba inquiry, convicted of trading OxyContin prescriptions for sex, according to a Wednesday article in the Winnipeg Free Press.

Allan was suspended for 18 months by the college. In 1994, Allan was charged with five criminal counts relating to a certificate obtained in the name of an infant who died in 1961.

At the time he was working as a pathologist in Trail, had been vice-president of Trail Regional Hospital medical staff and was part owner of the Medical Associates Clinic laboratory. He was granted leave of absence at the time.

In the college inquiry’s panel decision, it was noted that Allan “was convicted of a criminal offence while he was in British Columbia as a result of actions he undertook in that province, which were unrelated to the practice of medicine.

“Those actions were committed while he was under a significant amount of stress and was experiencing financial pressures and health problems. The criminal charges were disposed of by way of a guilty plea and a fine of $1,000.00.”

In 1998, Allan received a pardon under The Criminal Records Act in relation to the criminal offences.

A ruling published by the Manitoba college recently said Allan testified he met two women when he “visited massage parlours for the purpose of having casual sex. His relationship with those women was that he was initially a customer for prostitution services in the massage parlour.”

The college found Allan to be maintaining “inappropriate boundaries” with two female patients, having had personal and sexual relations with them during the same period he was providing medical care to them.

He also issued prescriptions for OxyContin— time-released pain medication—to them because of his personal and sexual relations with them, said the college’s published ruling.

Allan could be suspended for longer if he is assessed as not fit to resume practice after 18 months. If reinstated, Allan will not be able to prescribe any form of narcotic, and there must be a chaperone present when he examines women.