An official of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario has confirmed for the Charles Smith Blog, that Charles Smith is currently under investigation.
The official declined to specify the nature of the investigation.
However she confirmed that Ontario legislation permits the College to retain jurisdiction for professional misconduct - but not for incompetence - over doctors who resign their membership.
The college therefore has the authority to commence professional misconduct proceedings against Smith if it chooses to do so.
This Blog reported earlier this week that Smith allowed his membership to expire on August 9, 2008;
As this Blog also reported on Sunday, Smith is no longer registered as a member of the College of Physicians and Surgeons in Saskatchewan.
I am not aware of his being a member of any other College in Canada;
What a relief not to have to refer to him as "Doctor Charles Smith" any more!