Dr Vasil Tulevski – cautioned by a Medical Professional Standards Committee

3 August 2011

The Health Care Complaints Commission recently prosecuted Dr Vasil Tulevski, a general practitioner, before a NSW Medical Professional Standards Committee.   The prosecution related to Dr Tulevski's care and treatment of a patient at an aged care facility.  Dr Tulevski  gave the patient a morphine injection despite the patient being allergic to morphine. The patient died the following day.

The Commission argued that prior to administering the morphine, Dr Tulevski had failed to review the patient's medication chart and failed to take adequate steps to check any allergies to medication. Dr Tulevski admitted these particulars.

In its decision of 19 July 2011, the Tribunal found Dr Tulevski guilty of unsatisfactory professional conduct and issued a caution.

Further Information

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 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.