Dr Daniel Hameiri – reprimanded, fined and condition imposed by the Medical Tribunal
30 November 2011
The Health Care Complaints Commission recently prosecuted Dr Daniel Hamieri, a general practitioner, before the Medical Tribunal of NSW. As part of his general practice Dr Hamieri provides patients with intravenous vitamin C, intramuscular vitamin B and intramuscular magnesium.
The prosecution related to Dr Hameiri’s poor infection control standards which resulted in three patients acquiring acute hepatitis C after receiving therapy at Dr Hameiri’s practice.
Dr Hamieri admitted that the three patients acquired hepatitis C via the spread of infected blood during intravenous procedures performed at his medical practice. He also admitted that as at 23 March 2007 his infection control standards were not effective in a number of areas.
In its decision of 11 November 2011, the Tribunal found Dr Hamieri guilty of unsatisfactory professional conduct and, in one case, professional misconduct. The Tribunal reprimanded Dr Hamieri in the strongest terms and ordered that he pay a fine of $25,000.
The Tribunal also imposed a condition on Dr Hameiri’s registration that he be subject to an audit of this medical records.
The full decision is available on the website of the Medical Council of NSW.
For further information, contact the Executive Officer of the Health Care Complaints Commission on 9219 7444 or send an email to email@example.com.
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.