17 Oct 2019
The Victorian tribunal has found a psychiatrist guilty of professional misconduct and unprofessional conduct, banning him from applying for registration until 31 December 2019.
On 22 May 2019, the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (the tribunal) found Dr Luke Ainsworth, a specialist psychiatrist, had failed in his management of a female patient between April 2016 and August 2016.
In summary, the psychiatrist:
The tribunal reprimanded Dr Ainsworth. Dr Ainsworth has not practised since December 2016 and the tribunal disqualified him from applying for registration until 31 December 2019. The tribunal considered a period of three years not practising as a medical practitioner was appropriate on top of the disqualification. It also noted his cooperation throughout the investigation and the steps he has taken to address the factors that influenced his conduct.
The orders are published on the tribunal website.