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The following media releases have been issued by the Commission

18 Aug 2014
Dr Kadandelea Prakash Shetty – reprimanded and conditions placed on registration
The Health Care Complaints Commission prosecuted Dr Kadandelea Prakash Shetty, a 69 year old solo general practitioner, before a Professional Standards Committee. The prosecution related to Dr Shetty failing to assess and properly diagnose a female patient for nine days, while her condition deteriorated.
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14 Aug 2014
Dr John Richard Bathurst Edwards - registration cancelled
The Health Care Complaints Commission prosecuted Dr John Richard Bathurst Edwards, a medical practitioner, before the New South Wales Civil and Administrative Tribunal.
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6 Aug 2014
UPDATED MEDIA RELEASE - Graham Holbrook - deregistered by Psychologists Tribunal
The Health Care Complaints Commission prosecuted a psychologist, Mr Graham Holbrook, before the Psychologists Tribunal of NSW. The complaints related to Mr Graham’s conduct in relation to students and staff whilst he was working as a school counsellor between 2002 and 2006.
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5 Aug 2014
Mr Kerry Berry - prohibited from practicing as a counsellor
The NSW Health Care Complaints Commission has completed its investigation into a complaint concerning the conduct of a Mr Kerry Berry, a Chaplain/workplace counsellor. The Commission determined that Mr Berry has breached the NSW Code of Conduct for Unregistered Practitioners and that his conduct poses a risk to the health and safety of members of the public.
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17 Jul 2014
Ms Bobbie Bergmeier - registration cancelled
The Health Care Complaints Commission prosecuted Ms Bergmeier a registered psychologist, before the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal. The prosecution related to Ms Bergmeier failing to maintain proper professional boundaries with Client A, who was her client at Junee Correctional Centre.
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10 Jul 2014
Dr Ching Kun Edmond Kwan – registration cancelled
The Health Care Complaints Commission prosecuted Dr Ching Kun Edmond Kwan, a general practitioner, before the New South Wales Civil and Administrative Tribunal. The prosecution related to prescribing of narcotic drugs to a female patient between January 2009 and November 2010. The complaint also alleged that Dr Kwan failed to observe proper professional boundaries in his care of the patient including providing an excessive number of consultations and home visits and providing non medical services to the patient.
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10 Jul 2014
UPDATED MEDIA RELEASE - Dr Yolande Lucire
In 2010, the Health Care Complaints Commission prosecuted a complaint against Dr Yolande Lucire, a psychiatrist, before the Medical Tribunal.
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10 Jul 2014
Dr Gerhard Hofer – reprimanded and conditions placed on practitioner’s registration
The Health Care Complaints Commission prosecuted Dr Gerhard Hofer, a 57 year old general practitioner, before the New South Wales Civil and Administrative Tribunal. The prosecution related to Dr Hofer’s prescribing practices in that he did not exercise proper medical judgment when issuing prescriptions, in particular, schedule 4D drugs and failed to keep proper clinical records in respect of patients seen.
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24 Jun 2014
UPDATED MEDIA RELEASE - Dr Stephen Poole - deregistered for one year
The Health Care Complaints Commission prosecuted Dr Stephen Poole, a dental practitioner, before the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal.
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