Dr Nadi Hanna – Registration cancelled for professional misconduct

20 Apr 2018

The Health Care Complaints Commission prosecuted a complaint against medical practitioner, Dr Nadi Hanna, before the New South Wales Civil and Administrative Tribunal (“the Tribunal”).

Dr Hanna had been a GP for approximately 30 years and was convicted of aggravated indecent assault in July 2016 against his former 17 year old receptionist on her first day of employment. The conduct including kissing his former receptionist without her consent and forcibly grabbing her buttocks and touching her groin area whilst she was inside his office with the door locked. Dr Hanna also failed to notify the National Medical Board of being charged or convicted within the required 7 day period. The complaint also alleged Dr Hanna engaged in other inappropriate conduct with his former receptionist including offering her money and asking her out for dinner.

At the Tribunal hearing Dr Hanna admitted the conduct and admitted it was inappropriate.

Decision

On 13 April 2018 the Tribunal found Dr Hanna guilty of professional misconduct. It made the following protective orders:

  • Dr Hanna is reprimanded
  • Dr Hanna’s registration is cancelled, and he may not seek review of the cancellation order for one year.
       

Further Information

The Tribunal indicated that a written decision would be handed down in the near future.

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.