Sentenced for practicing medicine illegally, there will be a new trial in the company of actress Jacinthe René, a Superior Court judge ruled.
“The decision has been set aside and sent back to the court of Quebec. The court overruled the decisions and ordered a new trial,” reads Judge Alexander Plas’s recent ruling.
In May 2021, Maison Jacynthe was fined $19,000 for “acting in a way that gave rise to the belief that she had to practice medicine,” due to two “detox” videos posted on Facebook in 2018. was licensed for”.
Next we saw actress Jacinthe René talking medically about health problems and “detoxes” with a naturopath. He then suggested colonic irrigation as a treatment.
“It is to make a diagnosis, Judge Nathalie Duchesneau ruled. The vocal and vocal tone can mean she has the authority to suggest treatment.”
Following the conviction, Jacinthe René appealed the case, seeking a new trial. He then criticized the judge for a number of errors, notably relying on only two videos, while Maison Jacinthe lists over 450 on his website.
Also, in one of the controversial videos, the actress will confirm five times that she is not a doctor.
But it is ultimately a small detail that would have allowed him to win his case.
Laws are strict and every word counts. Thus, in his judgment, the trial judge used the terms “give reason to believe” and “may suggest” interchangeably.
However, the nuance between the two words should have been taken into account, because at the legal level, the difference is significant.
“The judge used the two standards interchangeably, regardless of the legislator’s differing wording,” reads the appeal ruling.
It was enough to set aside the decision due to an error of law.
However, the College of Physicians appealed against the decision.