Hear and make a determination of a matter referred to the committee regarding a pharmacist’s or pharmacy technician’s conduct, competency and/or ability to practice, pursuant to legislation.


Derek Lee (Chair)
Heather Baxter (Vice-Chair)
David Pavan (staff resource)
Rapinder Chahal
Vaughn Chauvin
Wayne Chen (until April 30, 2019)
Jody Croft (until April 30, 2019)
Dianne Cunningham
Baldeep Dhillon
Anneke Driessen
Jeffrey Huang
Nerys Hughes
Edwin Kry
Howard Kushner (until April 30, 2019)
Peter Lam
Dominique Marcotte
Leza Muir
Anne Peterson
Annette Robinson
Omar Saad
Sophie Sanfacon
Gurinder Saran
Paulo Tchen
Jeremy Walden (until April 30, 2019)
Carol Williams
Amparo Yen

Number of Meetings
Number of hearing days:1
Number of discipline files heard in court: 0
Number of files completed: 0
Number of files in progress: 2
Number of files pending: 4


William Byron Sam

The Inquiry Committee directed the Registrar of the College to issue a citation against registrant William Byron Sam in 2016. Mr. Sam is the manager and director of Garlane Pharmacy #2 where he failed to cooperate with the College in its operation of Quality Assurance Program and in its investigation pursuant of Part 3 of the Health Professions Act.

Hearings were held on the following dates:

  • May 19, 2017
  • August 22, 2017
  • March 1, 2018

A decision is pending.

Joelle Mbamy and Sunrise Pharmacy

The Inquiry Committee directed the Registrar of the College to issue a citation against registrant Joelle Mbamy and Sunrise Pharmacy in 2019. Ms. Mbamy is the manager and owner of Sunrise Pharmacy where she is alleged to have shown a continuing pattern of providing Opioid Agonist Treatment without abiding by the legislative requirements. Also, while practicing as a pharmacist, the Registrant is alleged to have prepared and dispensed intravenous drug product under unsanitary conditions.

A pre-trial hearing teleconference was held on January 17, 2020. Future hearing dates are scheduled for July and September 2020.

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