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The following media releases have been issued by the Commission

19 Dec 2014
Mr David Hutchinson - found not to be a suitable person by the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal and disqualified for one year
The Health Care Complaints Commission prosecuted Mr David Hutchinson, a former enrolled nurse, before the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal in relation to previous convictions which he did not disclose on his registration forms.
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15 Dec 2014
Dr James David Venneri – unsatisfactory professional conduct found, cautioned and conditions imposed by the Medical Professional Standards Committee
The Health Care Complaints Commission prosecuted Dr James David Venneri before the Medical Professional Standards Committee regarding a consultation with a patient.
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15 Dec 2014
Professor Youssef Amin Emil Ghabrial – reprimanded and conditions imposed by Medical Professional Standards Committee
The Health Care Complaints Commission prosecuted Professor Youssef Amin Emil Ghabrial, an orthopaedic and spinal surgeon practising at Lingard Private Hospital, before a Medical Professional Standards Committee. The prosecution related to inadequate post-operative patient care and management of two patients.
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10 Dec 2014
Dr Anthony John Ivits – reprimanded and conditions imposed
The Health Care Complaints Commission prosecuted Dr Anthony John Ivits, a general practitioner practising in Umina, NSW, before the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal. The prosecution related to Dr Ivits’ inappropriate prescribing of Schedule 8 drugs of addiction and Schedule 4 restricted substances to 25 patients. This included prescribing Oxycontin to drug dependent persons. The complaint also included allegations of inadequate record keeping.
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8 Dec 2014
Dr Ilyong Son – unsatisfactory professional conduct found by the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal
The Health Care Complaints Commission prosecuted Dr Ilyong Son, a dentist, before the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal. The prosecution related to Dr Son’s care and treatment of a patient and compliance with the requirements of the Medicare Chronic Diseases Dental Scheme.
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26 Nov 2014
Mr Darryl Dewar – finding of unsatisfactory professional misconduct and professional misconduct
The Health Care Complaints Commission prosecuted Mr Darryl Dewar, a former registered psychologist, before the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal. The prosecution related to Mr Dewar’s failure to observe proper professional boundaries towards a patient.
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6 Nov 2014
Dr John Jeffery Cullen Norris – reprimanded and conditions imposed
The Health Care Complaints Commission prosecuted Dr John Jeffery Cullen Norris, a general practitioner who was practicing alone in Lane Cove, before a Medical Professional Standards Committee.
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5 Nov 2014
Dr Kelvin Thuc Minh Vo – registration cancelled
The Health Care Complaints Commission prosecuted Dr Kelvin Thuc Minh Vo, a general practitioner, before the NSW Civil & Administrative Tribunal
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30 Oct 2014
Mr Orlando Marquinez RN – registration cancelled
The Health Care Complaints Commission prosecuted Mr Orlando Marquinez, a registered nurse, before the NSW Civil & Administrative Tribunal.
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30 Oct 2014
Mr Tan Nguyen –registration cancelled
The Health Care Complaints Commission prosecuted Mr Tan Nguyen, a suspended pharmacist, before the NSW Civil & Administrative Tribunal.
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