/Actions/orders taken against health practitioners/Prem Adhar

24 Apr. 2019

Prem Adhar

Medical practitioner

The Health Ombudsman took immediate registration action by imposing conditions on the registration of Dr Prem Adhar, medical practitioner, (MED0000947411), effective 24 April 2019.

The Health Ombudsman then varied the conditions, effective 6 December 2021.

Details of the practitioner’s registration, including the full list of imposed conditions, can be viewed on the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency website.

Scope of Practice

The conditions imposed include the requirements the practitioner:

  • Must not prescribe, possess, supply, administer, handle, dispense, access, check (hereafter referred to as access) including as emergency treatment supplies or doctor’s bag stock, any controlled drug or any medicines listed in Schedule 1 to these conditions. To remove any doubt:
    • a. a controlled drug means any pharmaceutical items containing any active ingredient listed within Schedule 8 of the Standard for the Uniform Scheduling of Medicines and Poisons as contained in the Poisons Standard in accordance with the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989 (Cth), as amended from time to time and as published at https://www.tga.gov.au/publication/poisons-standardsusmp
  • Must only practise as a registered health practitioner in employment and at the approved practice location/s approved by the Health Ombudsman.

Approved employment and practice locations

The Health Ombudsman has approved the practitioner's employment as a general practitioner at the following practice location/s:

  • Adhar Medical Centre, 1a/131 Broadwater Terrace Redland Bay QLD 4165

Period of action or order

In accordance with section 62(2) of the Health Ombudsman Act 2013 (the Act), the decision will continue to have effect until the earlier of the following happens –

  • the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal sets aside the decision;
  • the Health Ombudsman removes the conditions under section 65 of the Act.