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Matthew Keith Hartley

26 August 2022

The Health Ombudsman took immediate registration action by imposing conditions on the registration of Matthew Keith Hartley, effective 26 August 2022.

Details of Matthew Keith Hartley registration, including the full list of imposed conditions, can be viewed on the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency website.

Conditions imposed include the requirement Matthew Keith Hartley must:

  • not have contact with patients under 18 years of age
  • only practise as a registered health practitioner in employment and at practice location/s approved by the Health Ombudsman
  • take all reasonable steps to ensure patients under 18 (or their parent or guardian) are told at the time of wanting to book an appointment with the practitioner that they cannot. The practitioner must not provide this information to patients personally.

In accordance with section 62(2) of the Health Ombudsman Act 2013 (the Act), the Health Ombudsman’s decision will continue to have effect until:

  • the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal sets the decision aside
  • the Health Ombudsman removes the conditions imposed on Matthew Keith Hartley registration under section 65 of the Act.