Edmonton chiropractor accused of sexually assaulting patient

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An Edmonton chiropractor is facing sexual assault charges involving a patient.

Court records show Bradley Basaraba of YEG Chiro+Neuro is accused of sexually assaulting a patient in April.

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In an email, Basaraba said he denies the allegation and will plead not guilty.

His case is in court June 10 for a first appearance.

In a statement, the College of Chiropractors of Alberta said it is aware of the charge.

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“The CCOA is deeply concerned by any criminal charge against a chiropractor that could indicate patient harm,” spokesperson Dana Myckan said in a written statement. “In these cases, the CCOA will exercise its authority under the (Health Professions Act) to protect the public. This can include applications to place conditions on or suspend a chiropractor’s practice permit, and discipline proceedings under the HPA.”

As of Tuesday, the college website indicated no change to Basaraba’s practice permit, which lists him as “entitled to practice.”

The college said an application must be made under the Health Professions Act before it can decide whether it is in the public interest to suspend or place conditions on a member’s practice permit.

“This involves several steps set out in the HPA and is completed as quickly as possible. In consideration of the Health Professions Act and FOIP, the College of Chiropractors of Alberta, like any college, cannot comment on disciplinary actions that may or may not be in process.”

“If a decision is made to place conditions or suspend a practice permit, it will immediately be available to the public on our website.”

The college declined to comment further, citing the court process.

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