Naturopath college sues Surrey couple over 'reprehensible' impersonations
A husband and wife were improperly claiming to be naturopathic doctors and putting the public at risk through unauthorized injections and other therapies, according to a claim made in Vancouver Supreme Court.
B.C.'s College of Naturopathic Physicians alleges that Sam Samrai and Sarge Sandhu were offering a variety of injectable therapies without approval from the regulatory body.
"They thereby placed the public at risk. Their conduct was as such 'reprehensible' and has necessitated the bringing of this proceeding, and is deserving of rebuke," the claim says.
The claim alleges that before March 2012, the couple held themselves out at naturopathic physicians, "falsely implying they were regulated by the College, raising concerns with the College about false advertising claims and unauthorized medical practices."
The claim says the couple agreed not to continue in March 2012, but that the behaviour continued after that.
Their therapies included injection procedures including "biopuncture therapy, prolotherapy, and IV injections of nutritional substances."
An undercover investigation began, involving a hidden camera.
The couple has yet to respond to questions from CTV News.
None of the allegations against Samrai and Sandhu have been proven in court.