RN charged in illegal cosmetics surgery death

A registered nurse from Vaughan has been charged with criminal negligence causing death after a 23-year-old woman died following illegal cosmetic procedures in the accused’s home.

Anna Yakubovsky-Rositsan, 40, was arrested June 4 and also charged with fail to provide the necessaries of life: failure to provide to person under charge, and four counts of aggravated assault. She was scheduled to appear in court on June 7.

York Regional Police (YRP) launched an investigation in April 2017 after receiving a call from a hospital regarding a woman in life-threatening condition after receiving cosmetic non-surgical procedures inside a private home in Vaughan. The victim died in hospital.

The accused was formally employed as a registered nurse and had set up an unregulated medical office in her home, where she had been offering discounted cosmetic non-surgical procedures to clients through word of mouth over the past few years. The procedures involved injections of unregulated substances into the body not intended for that purpose, YRP reports.

Investigators also located additional victims who also received treatments from the accused and suffered various health-related issues. The College of Nurses has been notified of the investigation. Anyone who may have received treatments from the accused or anyone with information on these incidents is asked to contact the Homicide Unit at 1-866-876-5423 ext. 7865, email the Homicide Unit at homicide@yrp.ca, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or leave an anonymous tip online at www.1800222tips.com.

Picture of Anna Yakubovsky-Rositsan from York Regional Police. 

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