01 Jul 2021
A Melbourne medical practitioner remains suspended after losing his appeal against immediate action taken by the Medical Board of Australia (the Board).
Dr Ahmed Kamil Mohamed Cassim was suspended by the Board by way of immediate action on 29 March 2021.
Given the serious allegations of sexual assault by a number of the practitioner’s patients, the Board believed that immediate action, in the form of suspension, was required to protect against serious risk to persons and to maintain public confidence in the medical profession.
Dr Cassim denies the conduct with which he has been charged and appealed the Board’s decision to the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (the tribunal).
On June 8, the tribunal upheld the Board’s decision, noting:
The tribunal’s decision was published on AustLII website on 8 June.
1 The Health Practitioner Regulation National Law, as in force in each state and territory (the National Law).