Mandeep (Mindy) Sahota - September 2021

In accordance with s. 39.3 of the Health Professions Act 
 
Name of Registrant:  Mandeep (Mindy) Sahota (“Registrant”)
 
Action taken:
 
On June 22, 2021, a hearing panel of the College’s Discipline Committee conducted a discipline hearing under s. 38 of the Health Professions Act, RSBC 1996, c. 183 (the “Act”) to determine whether the Registrant engaged in professional misconduct as defined in s. 26 of the Act by: (a) providing dental hygiene services and/or direct client care to clients on January 8, 13, 14, 16, and 20, and March 16, 202 while holding non-practising registration, contrary to section 43(2) of the College Bylaws; and (b) holding herself out as eligible to provide such services, between February 28, 2021 and April 13, 2021, contrary to section 43(3) of the College Bylaws.
 
Notice of the citation was provided to the Registrant’s last address in the College register. The Registrant did not attend the Discipline Hearing.
 
On July 23, 2021, the Discipline Panel issued its Reasons for Decision.  The Panel determined that the Registrant had engaged in professional misconduct by:
 

  1. engaging in unauthorized practice by providing dental hygiene services and/or
    direct client care to clients on January 8, 13, 14, 16, and 20, and March 16, 2021,
    while holding non-practising registration, contrary to section 43(2) of the
    College’s Bylaws; and;

  2. holding herself out as qualified and licensed to practice dental hygiene and
    applying for dental hygiene positions between February 28, 2021, and April 13,
    2021, contrary to section 43(3) of the College’s Bylaws

 
The Discipline Committee hearing panel re-convened on August 27, 2021, to conduct a hearing on penalty.
 
On September 14, 2021, the Discipline Committee hearing panel issued its decision and order on penalty. The hearing panel ordered that:
 
(a)  the Registrant’s registration be cancelled effective immediately upon issuance of the penalty decision;
 
(b)  the Registrant is not eligible to seek registration with the College in any class until September
       15, 2028, and until she has fulfilled the conditions below.
 
(c)  the Registrant must successfully complete any outstanding requirements imposed by the
       Inquiry Committee prior to the cancellation of her registration, and in particular, she must:
 
            (i)  successfully complete, at her cost, a dental hygiene retraining program, and such
                 program is to be approved in advance in writing by the Registrar, and to provide
                 documentary evidence to the College confirming that she has successfully completed the
                 program, and
            (ii) successfully complete any outstanding requirements imposed by the Quality Assurance
              Committee as part of her Directed Learning Plan.
 
(d)  The Registrant must, at her cost, undergo a fitness to practice assessment with an assessor
       approved by the College and comply with any recommendations arising out of that
       assessment; and
 
(e) the Registrant must pay hearing costs in the amount of $8,795.34 to the College within 60 days of the date of the penalty decision.
  
Please click here to read the Reasons for Decision and Order of the Discipline Committee
 
Please click here to read the Reasons for Decision and Order of the Discipline Committee on Penalty, Costs and Public Notice