Dr Miodrag Huber – Professional misconduct and unsatisfactory professional conduct

12 May 2017

The Health Care Complaints Commission prosecuted a complaint against Dr Miodrag Huber, a formerly registered general practitioner, before the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (the Tribunal).

The complaint alleged unsatisfactory professional conduct and professional misconduct in relation to:

  • Dr Huber inviting Patient A to live with him and engaging in sexual contact on at least one occasion;
  • Dr Huber’s inappropriate prescribing of Schedule 4D and Schedule 8 drugs to Patient A whilst she was living with him; and
  • False and misleading statements Dr Huber made to a number of entities regarding the nature of his relationship with Patient A.

The NCAT hearing was held on 22 March 2017.  Dr Huber did not attend the hearing.

Decision

On 9 May 2017 the Tribunal found Dr Huber guilty of unsatisfactory professional conduct and professional misconduct.  It found that “Dr Huber breached appropriate professional boundaries in a very serious way” and that the relationship with Patient A “was not a relationship of equals, she was in a highly vulnerable situation, and her feelings and emotions were easily able to be manipulated”.  The Tribunal made the following orders:

  • That if Dr Huber was registered as a medical practitioner, they would have cancelled his registration;
  • That Dr Huber is disqualified from being registered as a medical practitioner for a period of 3 years; and
  • That the National Board record the fact that the Tribunal would have cancelled Dr Huber’s registration.

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.