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Dr Matthew Thomas Kelly

16 September 2022

The Health Ombudsman took immediate registration action by imposing conditions on the registration of Dr Matthew Thomas Kelly, effective 16 September 2022.

The Health Ombudsman then varied the conditions, effective 7 December 2022.

Details of Dr Matthew Thomas Kelly's registration, including the full list of imposed conditions, can be viewed on the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency website.

Conditions imposed on Dr Matthew Thomas Kelly's registration include the requirements the practitioner:

  • must not have any contact with female patients under 18 years of age
  • must only practise as a registered health practitioner in employment and at practice location/s approved by the Health Ombudsman
  • must take all reasonable steps to ensure female patients under 18 years of age, 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 Dr Matthew Thomas Kelly's registration under section 65 of the Act.