Former Victoria doctor banned from practising medicine

Dr. Farrokh Rohani was convicted in 2010 of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl at his office.

  • Oct. 29, 2013 7:00 p.m.

A former Victoria doctor was banned from practising medicine in British Columbia this week after being convicted of sexual assault of a patient.

Dr. Farrokh Rohani was convicted in 2010 of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl at his practice and spent a year in prison for the offence.

On Oct. 25, the Board of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of B.C. cancelled Rohani’s registration and called his actions “egregious,” an “abdication and abuse of his responsibilities as a physician” and “disgraceful” in a press release.

Rohani was also ordered to pay about $14,000 in legal fees to the college of physicians and surgeons.