Application for declaration that Medical Tribunal decisions invalid

With thanks to Richard O’Keefe for drawing this to my attention, the NSW Court of Appeal yesterday published its reasons in a matter of Reimers v Health Care Complaints Commission [2013] NSWCA 366.

Dr Reimers, a deregistered medical practitioner, appeared for himself in seeking declarations that orders made by the NSW Medical Tribunal in 2003 were invalid.

Similar applications had been made in the past seeking much the same outcome. An application for special leave to appeal an earlier decision was refused.

The present application was dismissed as an abuse of process and on discretionary grounds.

The applicant had previously made unsuccessful applications for registration in Queensland and Victoria.