# 2017-151 Medical and Dental, Medical treatment

Medical treatment

Case Summary

F&R Date: 2018-04-30

The grievor was seen by a general practitioner (GP). He claimed that this appointment had an adverse effect on his psychological state and the ensuing medical treatment was contrary to his specialist's recommendations. He asked for the recommended treatment to be provided as prescribed. He also wished for clinical observations made by the GP to be removed from his medical file and sought acknowledgement of his injuries by the Canadian Forces Health Services Group (CF H Svcs Gp).   

The Commander of the CF H Svcs Gp, acting as the Initial Authority (IA), relied on the findings from the Director Medical Policy according to which there was no evidence of improper treatment and no evidence that the grievor's interaction with the GP impacted the quality of care.    

The Committee found that the medical community provided well-coordinated, multidisciplinary professional medical care. The Committee concluded that the grievor's treatment met the Spectrum of Care obligations and that the GP's conduct was appropriate and consistent with the policy. 

Concerning comments in the medical file, the CF H Svcs Gp policy allows for medical entries disputed by an individual, to be annotated.  Therefore, the Committee concluded that the CF H Svcs Gp should have annotated the grievor's medical file.

The Committee found that the CF H Svcs Gp had recognized and well documented the grievor's report of a fall and head injury.

Since the requested redress had already been granted, the Committee recommended that the grievance be denied. 

FA Decision Summary

The Final Authority(FA)  agreed with the Committee.

Page details

Date modified: