The Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal has suspended a doctor for two years for multiple failures to have a chaperone present when examining female patients contrary to undertakings entered into by the doctor.

The doctor had also falsified his records to show that a chaperone was present when there was no chaperone.  Before the doctor will be allowed to practice again he must undergo training in professional obligations along with a sexual misconduct assessment by the Medical Council and a psychiatric assessment.  The doctor will also be placed under monitoring for two years and will be required to practice under supervision for that two year period.  During that time he will not be allowed to see any female patients.

Alan Knowsley

Medical Lawyer