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The following media releases have been issued by the Commission

22 May 2015
RN Frances Maree Bull - cautioned and reprimanded by Professional Standards Committee
The Health Care Complaints Commission prosecuted Ms Frances Bull, a registered midwife, before a Nursing and Midwifery Professional Standards Committee of NSW. The Complaint alleged unsatisfactory professional conduct against RN Bull and related to RN Bull’s conduct during her employment at Orange Health Service.
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12 May 2015
Dr Mark Andrew Brickley - unsatisfactory professional conduct found and conditions imposed
The Health Care Complaints Commission prosecuted Dr Mark Andrew Brickley, a general practitioner before a Medical Professional Standards Committee. The complaint alleged unsatisfactory professional conduct and concerned Dr Brickley’s prescribing of benzodiazepines and record keeping in relation to seven patients while performing locum work at a medical centre at Bellambi, NSW.
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8 May 2015
Updated Media release - Thembekile Mnyandu – Reinstatement application granted with conditions
The Health Care Complaints Commission prosecuted Ms Thembekile Mnyandu, a registered nurse, before the Nurses and Midwives Tribunal.
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1 May 2015
Updated media release - Ms Kelda Brown (former RN) - Reinstatement application granted with conditions
The Health Care Complaints Commission prosecuted Kelda Brown, a Registered Nurse, before the Nursing and Midwifery Tribunal of NSW.
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29 Apr 2015
Dr Asaad Baraz - finding of professional misconduct - conditions imposed
The Commission prosecuted Dr Aasad Baraz, a general practitioner in practice in Lithgow, NSW, before the New South Wales Civil and Administrative Tribunal.
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23 Apr 2015
UDPATED MEDIA RELEASE - Dr Julie Epstein - Reprimanded and Conditions imposed by Tribunal
The Health Care Complaints Commission prosecuted Dr Julie Epstein, a general physician, before the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal. The prosecution concerned Dr Epstein’s conduct as a solo practitioner at Moore Park for the period 2007 – 2009.
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22 Apr 2015
UPDATED MEDIA RELEASE Dr Michael Quach – Finding of unsatisfactory professional conduct, professional misconduct, impairment & lack of competence. Stage 2 decision, Registration cancelled for 7 years
The Health Care Complaints Commission prosecuted Dr Michael Quach, a general practitioner who practiced in Sydney and the ACT, before the NSW Civil & Administrative Tribunal. The prosecution related to Dr Quach’s care and treatment of patients between 2007 and 2012 in Sydney. The complaint included that Dr Quach suffered from an impairment, namely narcissistic personality disorder and that he lacked competency to practice medicine because he does not have sufficient mental capacity.
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20 Apr 2015
Dr John William Follent - Finding of Professional Misconduct - Interim Conditions imposed
The Commission prosecuted a Complaint against Dr John William Follent before the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal alleging that Dr Follent had engaged in unsatisfactory professional conduct and professional misconduct.
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20 Apr 2015
Dr Nancy Fayez-Iskander - unsatisfactory professional conduct and professional misconduct proved - conditions imposed
The Health Care Complaints Commission prosecuted Dr Nancy Fayez-Iskander (Dr Iskander), a medical practitioner, before the New South Wales Civil & Administrative Tribunal. At the time of the hearing, Dr Iskander’s registration was suspended following a section 150 hearing in 2013.
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9 Apr 2015
James Chau – Pharmacist – finding of unsatisfactory professional conduct and mentoring condition imposed
The Health Care Complaints Commission prosecuted Mr James Chau before the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT) concerning his conduct as a pharmacist.
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