Public Notices 

David Kurbis, RSLP

Location:

Victoria

Date of Action:

April 23, 2020

On April 23, 2020, Mr. David Kurbis, RSLP, entered into an Undertaking and Consent
Agreement, pursuant to ss. 33(6)(c) and 36(1) of the Health Professions Act. The College’s
Inquiry Committee (the “Committee”) investigated Mr. Kurbis regarding competency concerns.

Background

Mr. Kurbis is a College registrant and speech language pathologist. In February 2018, the
College received reports concerning Mr. Kurbis which the registrar delivered to the Inquiry
Committee. Mr. Kurbis agreed to non-practising status pending investigation, which
investigation led to the Inquiry Committee having concerns regarding his practice competency.

In the course of its investigation, the Inquiry Committee retained experts to evaluate the
grounds for concern. Mr. Kurbis’s first legal counsel objected to a joint investigation that might
have expedited the investigation and reduced expert expenses. However, Mr. Kurbis later
retained second legal counsel, who advised that Mr. Kurbis had not objected to a joint
investigation and had apparently not been copied or provided with communications between
the College and first legal counsel.

Resolution

The Inquiry Committee resolved to dispose of matters pursuant to ss. 33(6)(c) and 36(1) of the
HPA by requiring that Mr. Kurbis undertake or consent to certain practice conditions. The
practice conditions included a period of supervised practice upon his return to work; reporting
by his supervisor to the Inquiry Committee; and disclosure of the supervision to patients.

Due to special circumstances, the Inquiry Committee agreed for the College to be partially
indemnified for its investigation, expert, and supervision expenses, and done so through a
series of instalment payments.

This resolution is consistent with the College’s mandate to serve and protect the public.

College of Speech and Hearing Health Professionals of British Columbia

Address:
900 – 200 Granville St
Vancouver, BC, V6C 1S4

Phone: 604.742.6380
Toll-free: 1.888.742.6380
Email: enquiries@cshbc.ca