Dr Teresa Wong– Professional misconduct

30 Jun 2017

The Health Care Complaints Commission prosecuted a complaint before the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (‘the Tribunal’) against Dr Teresa Wong, a registered medical practitioner.  The complaint alleged unsatisfactory professional conduct and professional misconduct and that Dr Wong also suffers from an impairment and lacks competence to practise medicine.  The allegations included inappropriate prescribing of medications to a number of patients, breaches of professional boundaries with patients, engaging in inappropriate personal and sexual relationships with patients and poor record keeping.

The Tribunal also found that Dr Teresa Wong suffers from an impairment and currently lacks competence to practise medicine due to her impairment.

Decision

The Tribunal ordered that the practitioner’s registration be cancelled with a non-review period of two years.

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.