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Mr. Drago Vrljic

Summary Gender: Male
Language(s): English, Croatian
Registration Information Registration Number: 876-08
Status: Revoked
Effective: 11/22/2016
Discipline & Licence History: Yes
Conditions & Limitations: No
Undertakings: No
Registration Details
Registration History Date of Change
Revoked ON November 22, 2016 a Panel of the Discipline Committee decided to revoke Mr. Vrljic's certificate of registration following findings of professional misconduct. November 22, 2016
Suspended Effective May 26, 2016, the Member was suspended for non-payment of fees. An Interim Order of Suspension was placed on this Member's Certificate of Registration on July 5, 2016. This Order will be in effect pending the outcome of a Discipline Hearing. July 5, 2016
Active August 12, 2008
Discipline & Licence Restrictions

Past Findings of the Discipline or Fitness To Practise Committee

Discipline Referral Date: June 10, 2016

Hearing Date: Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Hearing Location: Victory Verbatim, 222 Bay Suite 900, Toronto, ON M5K 1H6

Decision Date: November 22, 2016

Decision and Reasons

On November 22, 2016, a Panel of the Discipline Committee found that Mr. Vrljic engaged in the following acts of professional misconduct: 1. He has been found guilty of a criminal offence that is relevant to the member’s suitability to practise. 2. He sexually abused a patient, specifically touching of the patient in a sexual nature by Mr. Vrljic, including, but not limited to, masturbation by Mr. Vrljic in the presence of the patient and behaviour and remarks of a sexual nature towards the patient). 3. He failed to maintain the standards of practice of the profession. 4. He abused a patient verbally or physically. 5. He engaged in conduct or performed an act, relevant to the practice of denturism, that, having regard to all the circumstances, would reasonably be regarded by members as disgraceful, dishonourable, unethical or unprofessional.

Decision and Reasons: Download

Order: The Panel of the Discipline Committee ordered the following sanction: 1. The Registrar is directed to revoke Mr.Vrljic’s certificate of registration effective November 22, 2016. 2. Mr. Vrljic is required to appear before the Discipline Panel to be reprimanded. 3. Mr. Vrljic is required to reimburse the College for funding provided for the patient under the program required under s. 85.7 of the Health Professions Procedural Code 4. Mr. Vrljic is required to pay to the College costs in the amount of $7 000.00.

Order: Download

Appeal: No

Criminal Matters

Date of Charge:
July 2, 2014

Jurisdiction:
Toronto

Charge:
Sexual Assault, Forcible Confinement

Summary:
On March 31, 2016 DV was found guilty of the following offences: 1. Sexual assault (s. 271 of the Criminal Code of Canada) 2. Forcible confinement (s. 279(2) of the Criminal Code of Canada) DV did not attend the trial and was sentenced in absentia. The sentence was as follows: 1. Sexual assault – nine month imprisonment, three year adult probation order, ten year registration under the Sex Offender Information Registration Act, five year weapon prohibition and order to provide a sample of his DNA 2. Forcible confinement - nine month imprisonment, three year adult probation order, ten year registration under the Sex Offender Information Registration Act, five year weapon prohibition and order to provide a sample of his DNA (note that the two sentences ran concurrently)

Findings of Guilt:
Yes