Dr Frank Simonson – Stage Two protective orders

30 Jun 2017

The NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (‘the Tribunal’) has published orders and reasons for its decision in Stage 2 of proceedings following its finding of professional misconduct by Dr Frank Simonson on 1 June 2017.

On 29 June 2017, the Tribunal ordered that Dr Simonson’s registration be suspended for a period of three months effective from one month from this date. The Tribunal further ordered that following the expiry of the period of suspension, Dr Simonson’s registration will be subject to the following conditions:

  • that he not work in a hospital setting in any capacity;
  • to submit to an audit of his medical practice to be conducted by the Medical Council within 6 months;
  • to participate in mentoring for a period of 12 months.

Decision

The Tribunal observed Dr Simonson’s lack of contrition and remorse and particularly his inability to express insight into his misconduct.

Further Information

The full decision is available at NSW Caselaw

For further information, contact the Executive Officer of the Health Care Complaints Commission, on 9219 7444 or send an email to media@hccc.nsw.gov.au.

The information in this media release is correct at the time of publication. Orders may change; for example, conditions may no longer apply. For current information regarding the status of a registered health practitioner, including any conditions that currently apply, please check the National Register at www.ahpra.gov.au.