Dr M D Jaodad Hasan – reprimanded and conditions imposed by Medical Professional Standards Committee

30 November 2011

The Health Care Complaints Commission prosecuted Dr M D Jaodad Hasan, a general practitioner, before a Medical Professional Standards Committee. The prosecution related to Dr Hasan’s care and treatment of a newborn patient who had presented with concerns of ongoing neonatal jaundice, vomiting and weight loss. The patient was later diagnosed with biliary atresia.

The Commission argued that during his initial consultation with the then 13 day old patient, Dr Hasan had failed to:

  • make proper inquires in relation to the patient’s jaundice, vomiting, weight loss and bilirubin levels
  • take and/or document a complete history of the reported symptoms
  • conduct and/or document a proper physical examination.

The Commission also argued that at subsequent consultations Dr Hasan failed to follow up the issues of jaundice, poor weight gain and vomiting, and failed to conduct and/or document proper physical examinations. In addition, the Commission argued that Dr Hasan failed to keep an adequate record in relation to the patient in accordance with the regulations.

In its decision of 22 November 2011, the Committee found Dr Hasan was guilty of unsatisfactory professional conduct and ordered that he be reprimanded.

The Committee also imposed conditions on Dr Hasan’s registration including that:

  • his clinical practice be reviewed and monitored by a supervisor
  • he submit to an audit of his medical records
  • he complete further education in clinical communication.

Further Information

The full decision will be accessible 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 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.