Posted November 17, 2021
Dr. Bobby (Bob) Rishiraj is registered with the College of Dental Surgeons (CDSBC) as a specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery. He also owns and operates Kamloops Oral Surgery and Implant Centre (the facility).
In April 2019, CDSBC's Sedation and General Anesthesia Services Committee advised CDSBC that deficiencies were identified during an inspection of the facility, resulting in a short-notice, on-site inspection by a qualified team from the College of Physicians and Surgeons.
In June 2019, CDSBC accepted Dr. Rishiraj's undertaking that he would not provide any level of sedation and none would be provided in the facility until the matter was resolved.
Following an investigation, the Inquiry Committee (which oversees investigations) directed the Registrar to issue a citation against Dr. Rishiraj. A discipline hearing in Vancouver had been scheduled for February 2022 but was cancelled when Dr. Rishiraj made admissions and proposed a resolution under section 37.1 of the Health Professions Act, which included his voluntary, permanent agreement to not provide any level of sedation services at any dental facility in BC.
Dr. Rishiraj was
previously disciplined in 2015.
Dr. Rishiraj has admitted to professional misconduct in that he provided sedation services at the facility when it was not operating in compliance with CDSBC's standards and guidelines. Additionally, he failed to:
A panel of the Inquiry Committee received and considered Dr. Rishiraj's proposal. In accepting the proposal, the Inquiry Committee issued an
order (PDF) on October 25, 2021. The order states that the facility may only provide sedation services if it complies with sedation standards, and a qualified registrant of CDSBC or CPSBC acts as facility director and performs clinical directorship responsibilities. The order further states that Dr. Rishiraj: