Judge Rohan A Phillip yesterday granted permission to Dr. Gilberta St. Rose to file an application for judicial review of the St. Lucia Medical and Dental Board’s decision against her late last year.
This means that the Board’s decision against Dr. St. Rose is temporarily suspended until the final decision on the case is before the Court.
Additionally, Dr. St. Rose has pledged not to use ivermectin in regards to COVID-19 until the final decision on the case is before the Court.
Dr. St. Rose was given 14 days to file a fixed date claim against the Board regarding his claim. The first hearing of the application is scheduled for April 28, 2022.
Last year, the Board suspended St. Rose’s registration and certificates of practice for a period of six months beginning Dec. 7, 2021.
The reasons for the suspension were that St. Rose was prescribing and providing ivermectin to its patients as a treatment for COVID-19 in the absence of authorization for said use by the Department of Health or the Chief Medical Officer, and for publicly encourage the use of ivermectin. as a treatment for COVID-19.
In response, St. Rose said she was simply using her medical and professional autonomy in using an approved drug, using it off-label in a safe and effective way, as is increasingly happening with many people. many other drugs, including ivermectin in the private and even public sectors. in the whole world.