07 Jan 2015
Tribunal confirms Board decision to suspend Dr Nitschke's registration as a medical practitioner.
The Medical Board of Australia respects the decision of the Northern Territory Health Professional Review Tribunal.
As a result of the tribunal’s decision, Dr Philip Nitschke’s registration remains suspended. Dr Nitschke is not registered to practise medicine, pending the substantive hearing before the tribunal into his professional conduct.
Under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law, as in force in each state and territory (the National Law), the Board refers allegations of the most serious unprofessional conduct, or professional misconduct, to the tribunal.
After investigating a number of notifications (complaints), in November 2014 the Board referred Dr Nitschke to the tribunal on 12 counts, including allegations of professional misconduct and unprofessional conduct.
These allegations have been lodged with the tribunal, which will schedule the matter for hearing.
The Board will not comment further at this time, to protect the integrity of the tribunal process.
The reasons for the tribunal’s decision are on the AustLII website.
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