Failure to make mandatory report: Professional misconduct finding

A consent finding of professional misconduct for a mandatory reporting failure appears in The Medical Board of Australia v Al-Naser [2015] ACAT 15.

In a series of consultations the doctor became aware that a patient had engaged in a sexual relationship with another doctor in the practice. The doctor prepared a mental health plan for the patient, apparently in part because of the impacts of the sexual relationship. However the doctor did not make a report to the Medical Board of Australia as required by section 141 of the National Law.

Protective orders were made including an order that the doctor should not for a period of 2 years have any actual or perceived role as a supervisor in any medical practice that he owns, has an interest in or works in.

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