Dr Johannes Hassbroek - Unsatisfactory professional Conduct

27th November 2018

The Health Care Complaints Commission prosecuted a complaint before the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal against General Practitioner, Dr Johannes Haasbroek. The Complaint alleged that Dr Haasbroek had been convicted of domestic violence offences, had failed to notify the Medical Board of Australia of these charges and convictions, and that he was not a suitable person to hold registration.

The matter was heard on 15 February 2018, 29 and 30 August 2018. On 31 October 2018, the Tribunal published its decision.

The Tribunal found the practitioner guilty of unsatisfactory professional conduct because he had been convicted of criminal offences and failed to make the requisite notifications relating to the offences. The Tribunal noted that the conduct of the practitioner in committing domestic violence offences is conduct of the kind “which could be found to render him unsuitable to practice”. However, the Tribunal was of the view that the practitioner was genuinely remorseful for his conduct, had insight and understood his failings. The Tribunal determined the appropriate protective order is that the practitioner be reprimanded.

The full decision is available at NSW Caselaw.

Further Information

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.