Pavle Djordjevic - November 2019

PUBLIC NOTIFICATION

As per Section 35(1)(B) of the Health Professions Act the following public notice is given:
 
Name of Registrant:       Pavle Djordjevic

Action taken:    

On November 16, 2019, the Inquiry Committee of the College of Dental Hygienists of British Columbia (the “College”) convened pursuant to s. 35 of the Health Professions Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 116 (the “Act”), to consider whether action is necessary to protect the public pending the completion of an investigation and/or pending a discipline hearing in relation to Pavle Djordjevic (the “Registrant”). 

Section 35(1) of the Act provides as follows:

         35(1) If the inquiry committee considers the action necessary to protect the public during the
                   investigation of a registrant or pending a hearing of the discipline committee, it may, by
                   order,

              (a) impose limits or conditions on the practice of the designated health profession by the
                    registrant, or

              (b) suspend the registration of the registrant.

The Panel made the following order under s. 35(1)(b) of the Act:

        Effective three days from the date that this order is mailed to Pavle Djordjevic and until the 
        completion of the s. 33(4) investigation or pending a discipline hearing, whichever date is
        later, his registration with the College of Dental Hygienists of British Columbia is suspended. 


Reasons for Action taken:

The allegation of concern in this proceeding is that the Registrant has not completed the QAP Tool which was a condition of his Conditional registration and which was required to demonstrate that he is current and competent to practise dental hygiene. He has also ceased to communicate with the College regarding that requirement and to confirm whether he is continuing to practice dental hygiene. 
 
The nature of the risk in this case is directly related to the purpose of the QAP Tool which is to test the foundational entry-to-practice competencies for dental hygiene. The requirement to complete the QAP tool was of particular importance in the Registrant’s case as he has only held Full registration status (and presumably practiced) for a one-year period since 2013 and has otherwise held Non—practising status.

In view of the Registrant’s registration history, the Inquiry Committee was concerned that he is likely not current, and has not demonstrated competence, to practice. The Inquiry Committee determined that there was sufficient evidence that there is a risk to the public if an interim order is not made pending the outcome of the investigation or the commencement of a discipline hearing as the Registrant may be continuing to practice dental hygiene without demonstrating that he is current and competent to do so and without proper oversight by the College.
 
The Inquiry Committee recognizes that it has an ongoing duty to consider whether extraordinary action is necessary. In the event that the Registrant contacts the College to provide information concerning his current practice situation, the Inquiry Committee will reconvene to consider the need for continuing interim action.