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 following a lengthy investigation and also charged with failure to provide the necessaries of life and four counts of aggravated assault. She was scheduled to appear in court on June 7.

York Regional Police 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, police report.

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 or email [email protected]

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