Dr Osman Qadri – Registration cancelled - Professional misconduct

06 Nov 2017

The Health Care Complaints Commission prosecuted a complaint against Dr Osman Qadri, a medical practitioner, before the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (‘the Tribunal’). The complaint alleged unsatisfactory professional conduct and professional misconduct in relation to Dr Qadri’s inappropriate prescribing of Schedule 8 and Schedule 4D drugs and his failure to maintain adequate medical records in relation to 24 patients.  The alleged conduct included:

  • A failure to carry out proper medical assessments prior to prescribing;
  • A failure to make timely and appropriate specialist referrals;
  • Prescribing for an improper purpose and in inappropriate quantities;
  • Prescribing without an authority as required by statute; and
  • Failing to respond to drug-seeking behavior.

Decision

On 30 October 2017, the Tribunal found all particulars of the complaint proved and that the conduct amounted to unsatisfactory professional conduct and professional misconduct. The Tribunal found the gravity of the misconduct, coupled with its concerns about the ability of Dr Qadri to practise medicine safely, required the cancellation of his registration.  In addition to cancelling Dr Qadri’s registration, the Tribunal ordered that he be prohibited from applying for a review of the cancellation order for a period of two years.

Further Information

The full decision is available at NSW Caselaw

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.