The former Hawkesbury and District General Hospital doctor facing a first-degree murder charge in connection with the death of a patient has been suspended by the body which regulates the medical profession in Ontario.

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO) formally suspended Dr. Brian Nadler’s licence on March 26 and listed the murder charge as the reason.

Nadler, 35, whose address is in the Montréal suburb of Dollard-des-Ormeaux, had been arrested at the hospital by the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) on the night of March 25.

Following previous work in Nevada, Saskatchewan, and Alberta, Nadler had been issued a Restricted Certificate by the CPSO on February 4, 2020, and an Independent Practice Certificate on January 29, 2021.

The accused remains in custody following a bail hearing on March 26.  Nadler is to appear in court by video from L’Orignal again on the afternoon of April 6.

The OPP has identified 89-year-old Albert Poidinger of Pointe-Claire, Québec, as the victim connected with the investigation, arrest, and charge against Nadler.

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