19 Oct 2022

ADHD NZ responds to verdict on Dr Tony Hanne

From Checkpoint, 5:12 pm on 19 October 2022

An Auckland GP accused of incorrectly prescribing ADHD drugs has been found guilty of professional misconduct.

Dr Tony Hanne was charged with prescribing without the approval of a paediatrician or psychologist.

During the hearing - he told the medical disciplinary tribunal his care for his patients motivated his actions.

He said he worried about the consequences of untreated ADHD for those who could not get help.

The prosecution argued that no matter what Hanne's intentions or expertise were, he should not have broken the rules.

Darrin Bull is the Chair of ADHD NZ. He talks to Rowan Quinn.