19 Jan 2021
A tribunal has cancelled a general practitioner’s registration for breaching the conditions on his registration.
The Tribunal found that Dr Murphy’s breaches of the 2015 conditions, his conduct of knowingly uttering the forged prescriptions and statements made by Dr Murphy in an affirmed statement filed with the former tribunal, amounted to professional misconduct because of the gravity of certain of the conduct and because of the cumulative effect of other conduct.
The Tribunal concluded that some of Dr Murphy’s conduct was so serious that it is inconsistent with him being a fit and proper person to practise medicine. His registration was cancelled for three years from 24 November 2020. He also received a reprimand and was ordered to pay the Board’s costs.
The full decision will soon be available on Austlii.