Mr Adam Elshaimy – Cancelled registration - Not a suitable person to hold registration
8 February 2019
The Health Care Complaints Commission prosecuted a complaint against former oral health therapist Mr Adam Elshaimy before the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (‘the Tribunal’).
The complaint alleged that Mr Elshaimy had been convicted of the offences of “aggravated break and enter” and “commit a serious indictable offence (larceny) in company”. The Commission alleged that Mr Elshaimy:
• failed to notify the Dental Board of Australia when he was convicted of these offences in March 2016
• failed to notify the Board of being charged with these offences in 2013 and another offence of robbery armed with an offensive weapon.
The Commission alleged that Mr Elshaimy was not a suitable person to hold registration as an oral health therapist, given the circumstances of his offending conduct and its reflection on his character. Mr Elshaimy admitted these complaints against him before the Tribunal and additionally admitted that on renewing his registration in 2013, 2014 and 2015, he had incorrectly declared that he had not been charged with any criminal offences.
In its decision of 25 January 2019, the Tribunal found all allegations against Mr Elshaimy proved. In deciding that Mr Elshaimy was not suitable to hold registration, the Tribunal observed that Mr Elshaimy had not done enough to rebut “the presumption that [he] is not a person of good character”.
The Tribunal ordered that Mr Elshaimy’s registration be cancelled and he not be permitted to apply for review of that order until 7 September 2021.
The full decision of the Tribunal may be found on the NSW Case Law website.
For further information, contact the Executive Officer of the Health Care Complaints Commission, on 9219 7444 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.