27 Nov 2015

Unregistered doctor let off stockpiling charge

1:53 pm on 27 November 2015

A doctor who admitted stocking up on medicine to take overseas has been let off a charge.

The man, whose name is suppressed, was charged by a disciplinary body in October with using medical forms to order large quantities of subsidised medicine.

He has also admitted practising without a certificate for nearly four years.

In a ruling released today, the Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal says the doctor was not trying to stock up on medicine for financial gain - and simply misread the rules.

However, because he was working while unregistered he now has to report to a supervisor four times a year.

He also has to pay just over $6000 towards the investigation.