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Carbonear man accused of practicing medicine without license obtains new lawyer

Joshua Chubbs of Carbonear, shown here performing on bagpipes during the town’s Memorial Day ceremony last year, faces multiple charges under the provincial Medical Act.
Joshua Chubbs of Carbonear, shown here performing on bagpipes during the town’s Memorial Day ceremony last year, faces multiple charges under the provincial Medical Act.

HARBOUR GRACE, NL — Joshua Chubbs has a new lawyer defending him against accusations of practicing medicine without a license.

St. John's defence lawyer Rosellen Sullivan appeared by telephone on the 23-year-old's behalf Wednesday at Harbour Grace Provincial Court. Last month, the Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador announced the suspension of Johnathan McDonald, Chubbs' previous lawyer.

Sullivan told the court she needs more time to discuss the case with her client. Chubbs' case returns to court June 28.

The Carbonear resident is charged under the Medical Act of Newfoundland for engaging in medical practice without a license from June 1 to Oct. 15, 2016. He’s also accused of advertising those services from Dec. 1-16, 2016.

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The full nature of the allegations concerning Chubbs are not known, but a mother in the Conception Bay North area told The Compass he offered to circumcise her son. She later contacted police about the incident. That accusation has not been proven in court.

editor@cbncompass.ca

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