The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta (CPSA) raided the office of a Calgary doctor who granted COVID-19 exemptions to patients. 

According to the Western Standard, CPSA officials accessed Dr. Dan Botha’s office and took files pertaining to his lawyer Jeffrey Rath. Rath has filed a lawsuit with the college over vaccine mandates. 

Additionally, files pertaining to a two-year-old’s family were also allegedly breached.

“They walked in this morning just after 8 a.m. and asked to do an inspection and review of my patient records for the last 180 days,” Botha told the Western Standard. 

According to Botha, two CPSA members handed him a letter requesting the files “under section 53.1 of the Health Professions Act.”

“You are expected to cooperate with the inspectors and provide them access to your office records,” the letter claimed. 

Botha told the Alberta media outlet that the CPSA asked him whether he had written mask or vaccine exemption letters or prescribed anti-parasitic drug Ivermectin. 

“They wanted to know if I had written any exemption letters for the vaccine or masks or had been prescribing Ivermectin to my patients,” said Botha.

“I told them I had written two — one for a cancer patient of mine and another for a child who has Rett syndrome.”

According to Botha he had prescribed Ivermectin successfully to over 20 patients but claims to have stopped using the drug when it was banned in treating COVID-19. 

“We never speak against the vaccine here and always refer patients to the government website and encourage them to contact the government as well if they have any questions or concerns,” said Botha.

“I’ve been a physician for over 38 years and I’m not against any government policy, but this is starting to feel like harassment.”

Botha claims that the CPSA administrators accessed 28 patients’ files, including Rath’s file. 

“CPSA just raided my doctor’s office and illegally accessed my own personal medical file without my consent,” said Rath.

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