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The following media releases have been issued by the Commission

27 Aug 2015
David Spruce – Pharmacist – Finding of Professional Misconduct, Impairment and Lack of Competence - Disqualified for 18 months
The Health Care Complaints Commission prosecuted Mr David Spruce, a pharmacist who owned and operated his own pharmacy in Mudgee, before the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT) in relation to improper conduct towards a young female client of his pharmacy. The alleged conduct, which occurred in October 2013, involved Mr Spruce inappropriately touching the client in his pharmacy and then again in her car, which was parked outside the pharmacy.
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26 Aug 2015
Mr Ian Firth – finding of professional misconduct – cancellation of registration
On 27 February the New South Wales Civil and Administrative Tribunal made a finding of professional misconduct against Mr Firth, a then registered psychologist.
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21 Aug 2015
Mr Sow Kuan Ng - Stage 1 - finding of professional misconduct
The Health Care Complaints Commission prosecuted Mr Sow Ng, a registered osteopath before the NSW Civil & Administrative Tribunal on 7, 8 and 9 October 2014, 26 November 2014 and 3 February 2015.
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20 Aug 2015
Ms Myrla Cruz prohibited from providing any health services for five years
The NSW Health Care Complaints Commission completed an investigation into the professional conduct of Ms Myrla Cruz, a personal care assistant working in nursing homes in NSW.
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10 Aug 2015
Dr Bao-Quy Nguyen-Phuoc - Stage 1 - finding of professional misconduct
The Health Care Complaints Commission prosecuted Dr Bao-Quy Nguyen-Phuoc, a medical practitioner practicing complementary medicine, before the NSW Civil & Administrative Tribunal. Dr Nguyen-Phuoc’s registration as a medical practitioner was suspended on 10 July 2013 and he was previously prosecuted by a Medical Tribunal in 2010.
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7 Aug 2015
Dr Kim Hock Liaw - cautioned and conditions imposed
The Health Care Complaints Commission prosecuted Dr Kim Hock Liaw, a general practitioner, before a Medical Professional Standards Committee.
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6 Aug 2015
Updated media release - Dr Paul Bours – Suspended for 12 months
The Health Care Complaints Commission prosecuted Dr Paul Bours, a Podiatric Surgeon, before the NSW Civil & Administrative Tribunal. The prosecution was in relation to Dr Bours' care and treatment of four patients, improper and unethical conduct relating to his profession and breaches of the Therapeutic Goods Act 1966 (NSW).
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30 Jul 2015
Mr Leslie Lever - prohibited from providing any health services for five years
The NSW Health Care Complaints Commission concluded its investigation into the professional conduct of Mr Leslie Lever, a massage therapist.
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16 Jul 2015
Updated Media Release - Mr Robert Anthony John Black - Not a Suitable Person, Disqualified for 10 years & Prohibition Order imposed
The Health Care Complaints Commission prosecuted Mr Robert Anthony John Black, a former osteopath and chiropractor, before the NSW Civil & Administrative Tribunal.
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6 Jul 2015
Dr Swapan Chowdhury - Stage 1 – finding of professional misconduct
The Health Care Complaints Commission prosecuted Dr Swapan Chowdhury, a general practitioner, before the New South Wales Civil and Administrative Tribunal. The complaint alleged unsatisfactory professional conduct and professional misconduct concerning Dr Chowdhury not complying with conditions imposed on his practice by the Medical Tribunal (as it was then known) in 2010. The complaint alleged that Dr Chowdhury did not undertake 10 observer sessions with an experienced general practitioner, and subsequently made false statements to the Medical Council about his alleged compliance with the conditions.
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