These three practitioners are being prosecuted before the order of physicians for non-compliance with the code of ethics.
Their speeches had provoked strong reactions, especially within the medical community. They are now the subject of official complaints to the medical order.
These three practitioners are criticized “not to respect the Code of medical ethics”, indicates Bruno Calandreau, President of the Order of Physicians.
Contribute to the action of the health authorities
The body is based in particular on the first article of this Code of ethics according to which, “the doctor must bring his support to the action undertaken by the competent authorities with a view to the protection of health and health education”, explains Bruno Calandreau.
In this specific case, these three doctors are accused of“go against vaccination” against Covid-19, as recommended by the health authorities. And this, especially since vaccination has been made compulsory for all adults, since September 3.
Relay “confirmed data”
These complaints also attack the recommendations of these practitioners, regarding a treatment based on zinc, vitamins and ivermectin against Covid-19. “The doctor should only report confirmed data. He should exercise caution and be concerned about the repercussions of his remarks on the public.”, emphasizes the order of physicians, responsible for ensuring compliance with this code of ethics.
The doctor cannot offer patients or those around them, as beneficial or without danger, a remedy or a process that is illusory or insufficiently tested.
Bruno Calandreau, President of the Order of Physicians.
Several steps before a possible sanction
The procedure is well codified. First of all, the medical council acknowledges receipt of the complaint, informs the doctor concerned and then organizes a conciliation session. This meeting is organized between the complainant, the practitioner concerned by the complaint and two counselors of the order who act as conciliators.
If no solution is found between the parties, the complaint is forwarded to the disciplinary chamber. This body, chaired by a magistrate, is completely independent from the Council of the Order. It is she who can impose sanctions and not the order of doctors.
A battery of sanctions
During the procedure, the doctors targeted by these complaints remain presumed “innocent” of the facts with which they are accused and can continue to practice.
In the event of a sanction, several options are possible: warning, reprimand, temporary or permanent ban, or even delisting, which serves as the ultimate sanction.