PEI Psychiatrist Arvind Singh

Summerside psychiatrist disciplined over care of young patient
By Carolyn Ryan
March 08, 2023

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A College of Physicians and Surgeons of P.E.I. committee has found a Summerside psychiatrist guilty of professional misconduct, after a hearing in late January.

The college says Dr. Arvind Singh engaged in “conduct or an act relevant to the practice of medicine that, having regard to the circumstances, would reasonably be regarded by medical practitioners as unprofessional.”

The identities of three people complaining about Arvind’s behaviour, one of whom was a patient, was not revealed in documents filed on the regulatory body’s website.

An agreed statement of facts says that in May of 2021, Singh was meeting with a young patient and a parent. The patient became “extremely upset, crying, aggressive, and unable to be calmed down,” the document says.

It goes on to say: “Dr. Singh accepted responsibility for failing to maintain a calm and controlled environment and failing to use appropriate techniques to de-escalate the situation with [the patient] and acknowledges physical contact between Dr. Singh and [the patient].” …

Singh has been ordered to pay $9,000 towards the college’s costs in dealing with the case.

He must also refrain from meeting with patients under the age of 18 unless a parent or guardian is present…