Prince George, BC
Posted April 21, 2022
Dr. Luc Magne is registered with the College of Dental Surgeons (CDSBC) as a specialist in pediatric dentistry. He also owns and operates a dental facility located in Prince George (the facility).
In December 2019, CDSBC received notice that a child had been admitted to hospital following an incident at the facility. At the time, the child was being treated under sedation by Dr. Magne, who was authorized to provide moderate sedation level 2. CDSBC also received a complaint from the patient’s mother about this incident.
CDSBC conducted an investigation including a site inspection of the facility by a team from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC. The inspection revealed significant issues including concerns about patients entering a deeper level of sedation than Dr. Magne was approved to provide. CDSBC accepted Dr. Magne’s undertaking that he would not provide any level of sedation and none would be provided in the facility until the matter was resolved.
A pediatric anaesthesiologist provided a review of 15 patient files, which identified further serious concerns relating to the sedation provided to those patients and the emergency preparedness of the facility.
The Inquiry Committee that oversees and directs complaint investigations directed the Registrar to issue a citation against Dr. Magne. A discipline hearing in Vancouver was scheduled for June 2022 but was cancelled when Dr. Magne made admissions and proposed a resolution under section 37.1 of the Health Professions Act.
Dr. Magne has admitted to professional misconduct with respect to the child patient by failing to:
Dr. Magne has admitted to professional misconduct with respect to multiple patients, in that he:
Dr. Magne has admitted to professional misconduct with respect to the facility, in that he failed to:
The Inquiry Committee accepted Dr. Magne’s proposal and considered the issued an order (PDF) effective March 30, 2022. The order states that Dr. Magne:
In accordance with the order, Dr. Magne may continue to act as operator or director of the facility but only in relation to non-sedation issues. The facility may only provide sedation services if it is maintained in compliance with sedation standards, and a qualified dentist or medical practitioner acts as facility director and performs clinical directorship responsibilities. In this case, Dr. Magne must also include a statement on the facility's website, and on informed consent documents given to patients, providing the name of the dentist or medical practitioner who is acting as the facility director and/or clinical director.
This resolves the disciplinary proceeding.
This notice is a summary of the consent order approved by the Inquiry Committee on March 30, 2022. Full details are available in the consent order package (PDF).