A month after being cleared of charges of illegal practice of medicine, Michèle Piuze, owner of the Esthétique MP Medic clinic, has had her case appealed by the Collège des médecins du Québec.< /strong>
“The illegal practice of medicine involves real dangers,” wrote the College of Physicians of Quebec in a tweet to announce at the same time that it was appealing the acquittal verdict. In her decision, the judge of the Court of Quebec Sylvie Marcotte had however agreed with Mrs. Piuze on the whole line, speaking in particular of a “legal vacuum” and affirming that the CMQ had exceeded its mandate and the rules which define the care aesthetic.
The complaint dates back to November 2018, when a client came to Ms. Piuze's clinic to have a flower tattoo removed from her arm. A first session took place, then “serious complications” arose following the second treatment, which led to a complaint to the College of Physicians.
Five heads of exercise illegal medicine for the tattoo removal session, but also for having carried out an activity reserved for doctors, had been filed against Mrs. Piuze.
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Judge Marcotte agreed with Ms. Piuze's arguments by repeatedly questioning the College of Physicians in her decision. The judge had written: “At what point will aesthetic care cross the border into the practice of medicine?”
She considered “unreasonable” the argument according to which the legislator would have included tattooing and tattoo removal as aesthetic treatments reserved for medicine.
The fact remains that at the end of the debate between Ms. Piuze and the CMQ, the president of the court had also noted a “legal void” which “leaves a practice without guidelines” and which should be filled by the legislator.
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