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05 Apr. 2024

Rupin Aggarwal

Medical practitioner

The Health Ombudsman took immediate registration action by imposing conditions on the registration of Dr Rupin Aggarwal, medical practitioner (MED0001526137), effective 5 April 2024.

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 only practise as a registered health practitioner in employment and at practice locations approved by the Health Ombudsman and published on the Office of the Health Ombudsman website.
  • must not be the only registered health practitioner on site while practising at an approved practice location.
  • must not practise except in the following circumstances:
    • To provide a service for the purpose of a skin check and/or diagnosing or treating skin cancer where the patient has:
      • booked a consultation with the practitioner that is identifiably for the purpose of a skin check and/or seeking diagnosis or treatment of skin cancer; or
      • been referred to the practitioner by another registered health practitioner for the purpose of a skin check and/or seeking diagnosis or treatment of skin cancer.
    • To provide a ‘voluntary assisted dying service’ to a patient who has been referred to the practitioner to access or receive a voluntary assisted dying service.

For the purpose of condition 3(b), a ‘voluntary assisted dying service’ means an assessment, consultation, decision, action or other service undertaken for the purpose of and in accordance with Parts 3 and 4 of the Voluntary Assisted Dying Act 2021 (Qld).

Approved employment and practice locations

The practitioner does not currently have Health Ombudsman approval to practise in any employment or practice location.

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.