Suspensions and cancellations
Although the vast majority of doctors are both highly competent and ethical, sometimes a doctor's conduct or competence is of such concern that (following appropriate investigations and hearings) the Council or the Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal (HPDT) decides to suspend that doctor.
Except in limited situations (for example where the doctor has used fraudulent documents to obtain registration) the Council is not able to cancel a doctor’s registration.
The power to cancel a doctor’s registration mainly rests with the Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal (HPDT). Most instances of cancellation result from an HPDT order, following a HPDT hearing into a doctor’s conduct or competence.
This might happen either by suspending the doctor's practising certificate or by suspending their registration. Once a doctor has been suspended they are not allowed to legally practise as a doctor. Suspension orders are in force for a specific period of time and may require the doctor to fulfil some condition, such as further training before the doctor may be reinstated on the Register or before they can re-apply for a practising certificate.
Note: Name suppression orders made by the HPDT or by a Court may prevent the inclusion of some doctors on this list.
Below is a list of doctors whose registration is currently suspended or whose last practising certificate was suspended in the last 24 months.
|Name||Date of suspension|
|Dr Rosemary Horrocks||23 December 2016|
|Dr Deane Drew||11 April 2017|
|Dr Astrid Atlas||27 February 2014|
|Dr David Loeber||12 June 1987|
|Dr Kim Francis Brabant||19 April 2016|
|Dr Mushfiq Ahmad||01 September 2016|
|Dr Stephen Carey
||18 December 1989|
|Dr Vaishali Verma
||19 June 2007|
|Dr William Meinhofer
||14 June 2011|
|Dr William Stubbs
||19 June 1989|
|Dr David Lim||11 April 2016|
|Dr Petr Tobias||27 April 2017|
|Dr Stephen Dawson||30 June 2017|
|Dr Alexander Luft||17 November 2017|
Doctors whose registration has been cancelled
This means the doctor is removed from the Medical Register indefinitely. Such a doctor may reapply for registration in the future but would need to satisfy the statutory criteria for registration which include assessment of fitness for practice.
Below is a list of doctors whose registration has been cancelled since 1 January 2010
|Name||Date of cancellation|
|Ronald Bruce Vautier
||31 March 2010|
|Johannes Ignatius Viljoen Wilson||14 July 2010|
|Jonathan Mark O'Mullane||21 October 2010|
|Chidozie Emmanuel Onovo||15 December 2010|
|Sajan Singh Bhatia||21 March 2011|
|Suresh Kumar Vatsyayann||17 September 2012|
|Manilall Maharajh||16 November 2013|
|Paul Lewis Fox||18 February 2014|
|Robert Taylor||19 June 2015|
|Nickolas Soumelidis||26 February 2016|
|Agnieszka Kleszcz||17 October 2016|
|Teimur Youssefi||24 August 2016|
|Hirron Fernando||11 November 2016|
|Jonathan James Walsh||11 October 2017|
|Shashikant Vanmalidas Vaghela||11 October 2017|
|Lynda Marie Emmerson
||12 May 2017|