Urologists accused of overcharging patients strike a deal with College of Physicians

Eight Laval urologists accused of charging unreasonable fees for medications used in vasectomies have struck a deal with the disciplinary committee of the Quebec College of Physicians.

The doctors have agreed to pay $5000 each in order to have the charges against them withdrawn.

A father of three filed a complaint with the College after he was forced to pay $300 for two compounds — a disinfectant and a numbing agent that would sell at a pharmacy for just $15.

Both sides reasoned that the risk of recurrence is low, and that it would be pointless to proceed with a lengthy hearing.

Both sides agree that the risk of recurrence is low and it would be pointless to proceed with a long hearing.

The Chair of the discipline committee has reserved judgement.