On December 3, 2014, Ms. Agnes Agnelli pled guilty to several of the allegations made against her in the Notice of Hearing dated July 3, 2014. Those allegations related to Ms. Agnelli’s failure to comply with her Quality Assurance obligations and to respond appropriately to the College and within the timelines given to her. This conduct was also in breach of the Order of the Discipline Committee dated April 21, 2010.

The Discipline Committee, having heard the submissions of counsel for the College and Ms. Agnelli and having read the joint submissions made by counsel for the College and counsel for Ms. Agnelli, found Ms. Agnelli guilty of professional misconduct pursuant to the following paragraphs of section 1 of Ontario Regulation 95/07 under the Occupational Therapy Act, 1991:

  • Paragraph 36 (contravening a term, condition or limitation on the member’s certificate of registration);
  • Paragraph 41 (failing to comply with an order of a panel of the College);
  • Paragraph 45 (failing to respond appropriately or within a reasonable time to a written inquiry from the College);
  • Paragraph 48 (disgraceful, dishonourable or unprofessional conduct); and
  • Paragraph 49 (conduct unbecoming).
On December 3, 2014, the Discipline Committee issued an Order by which:

  1. Ms. Agnelli is to attend for an oral reprimand before the panel;
  2. Ms. Agnelli’s certificate of registration is suspended for four months commencing December 3, 2014, and is suspended until she complies with all of her outstanding Quality Assurance obligations;
  3. Several terms, conditions or limitations are to be imposed on Ms. Agnelli’s certificate of registration:

    1. She must submit a reflective paper acceptable to the Registrar within 60 days of the hearing;
    2. She may not supervise occupational therapy students, provisional practising certificate holders or temporary certificate holders for three years after the date of the hearing; and
    3. She must respond appropriately and in a timely fashion to all correspondence from the College for three years from the date of the hearing.
  4. Ms. Agnelli is required to pay to the College costs in the amount of $6795.00.