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The following media releases have been issued by the Commission

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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18 Jun 2014
Dr Richard Townsend – registration cancelled
The Health Care Complaints Commission prosecuted Dr Richard Townsend before the New South Wales Civil and Administrative Tribunal on 26 and 27 May 2014. The prosecution related to Dr Townsend’s continued failure to enroll in and/or complete an education course ordered by a Professional entitled “Issues in General Practice Prescribing.”
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17 Jun 2014
Mr Robert Jarvis - convicted for breach of prohibition order
The Health Care Complaints Commission prosecuted Mr Robert Jarvis before the Wollongong Local Court for providing a health service in contravention of a prohibition order made in August 2011.
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12 Jun 2014
Ms Rosalie Piper - reprimanded, suspended and conditions imposed
The Health Care Complaints Commission prosecuted Ms Rosalie Piper, a registered nurse before the NSW Civil & Administrative Tribunal.
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12 Jun 2014
UPDATED MEDIA RELEASE Ms Janelle Mavis Crook – reprimanded by Nursing and Midwifery Professional Standards Committee and conditions imposed for a period of 12 months
The Health Care Complaints Commission prosecuted Ms Janelle Mavis Crook, a registered nurse, before a Nursing and Midwifery Professional Standards Committee.
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12 Jun 2014
Mr Timothy Moffat - prohibited from practicing
The NSW Health Care Complaints Commission conducted an investigation into the professional conduct of Mr Timothy Moffat, a Massage Therapist operating in Coffs Harbour.
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