Dr Ian De Saxe – Stage 2 – Registration cancelled

29 Mar 2018

On 12 September 2017 the New South Wales Civil and Administrative Tribunal (“the Tribunal”) found that Dr Ian De Saxe, a medical practitioner, had engaged in unsatisfactory professional conduct and professional misconduct relating to sexual relationship with a patient; boundary violations; inappropriate prescribing and self-prescribing; and inadequate record keeping. The details of the Stage 1 decision are set out in the Commission’s media release - http://www.hccc.nsw.gov.au/Publications/Media-releases/2017/Dr-Ian-De-Saxe---Stage-1---Professional-misconduct-and-interim-suspension

The Tribunal held a Stage Two hearing on 28 February and 7 March 2018 to receive further evidence and submissions in relation to appropriate protective orders. Dr De Saxe attended the hearing and this decision has now been published, including final protective orders. The Tribunal was not satisfied that Dr De Saxe is fit to practice, and considered that he remain unfit for some period. 


The Tribunal made the following orders:

  • Dr De Saxe’s registration is cancelled
  • Dr De Saxe may not apply for review of the cancellation order for a period of two years
  • Dr De Saxe is prohibited from providing any health services as defined under s.4 of the Health Care Complaints Act 1993 on either a paid or voluntary basis, whether provided as a public or private service, until such time as he brings an application for review and is re-registered as a medical practitioner


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.