19 Dec 2023

Auckland GP waits for outcome of disciplinary panel after flouting ADHD prescription rules

From Morning Report, 8:38 am on 19 December 2023

A noted doctor who flouted ADHD prescription rules for hundreds of patients will have to wait until next year to find out whether he will be stripped of his right to practice.

Auckland GP and expert in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder Tony Hanne has been before a medical disciplinary panel to decide his punishment after being found guilty of breaking the rules last year.

He maintains if he didn't, patients would have been denied help in an overloaded system - but prosecutors say that's no excuse.

Rowan Quinn reports.