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Health Ombudsman v Mak [2019] QCAT 24

The matter of Health Ombudsman v Mak was heard by Deputy President Judge Allen in the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT). The Tribunal found the practitioner had behaved in a way that constitutes professional misconduct, was reprimanded and disqualified from applying for registration for a period of three years.

The Health Ombudsman referred this matter to QCAT regarding a health practitioner being charged with criminal conduct, constituting an indictable offence. The health practitioner was charged with possession of child exploitation material and sentenced in the District Court on 13 October 2015.

The Health Ombudsman submitted that the health practitioner’s conduct constituted professional misconduct.

In this matter, the practitioner admitted his conduct amounted to professional misconduct.

On 2o February 2019, the Tribunal delivered its findings that the practitioner behaved in a way that constitutes professional misconduct, reprimanded him and disqualified him from applying for registration for a period of three years.