Owen “Denny” Scott, the pathologist at the center of a scandal involving the announcement of an allegedly false autopsy on Ontario’s third-ever murder, has not done any work in the province since 2015, raising questions about his ability to conduct a thorough and accurate study.
Scott’s former employer, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, listed his duties before his departure last year as all over the world. But now his suspended license has been replaced with a notice that some other body does not offer him a broad scope of authority. He now has limited privileges to perform pathology, medicine and surgery, including medical exams and handling physical examinations.
Whether he will have access to OPP samples under any circumstances remains unknown. His status under Ontario’s Criminal Code – and duty to notify officers when the matter has potential to interfere with his private business – could be challenged by a victim.
Scott declined to comment when reached by The Washington Post.