The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan has suspended a Regina doctor for a month after she admitted to alerting a chart over an eight month period following the death of one of her patients.
The suspension for Dr. Svitlana Cheshenchuk came earlier this month.
Cheshenchuk admitted that in October of 2014 she completed a medical record for a patient and then learned a few days later the patient had died.
Upon discovering this, she altered the record by adding some words “suggested to go to E-R, was reluctant to do E-C-G and go to E-R”
An investigation found that medical record was altered several times between October of 2014 and June of 2015.
Besides being suspended, Cheshenchuk must complete an ethics course, and a record-keeping course along with paying $7,500 to cover the cost of the investigation.
If that does not happen by April 19, her licence will be suspended.