Dr Anthony Slowiaczek - Professional misconduct – Disqualified
27 June 2019
The Health Care Complaints Commission prosecuted a complaint against psychiatrist Dr Anthony Slowiaczek, before the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (‘the Tribunal’). The complaint alleged that between 2012 and 2016 he engaged in an improper personal and sexual relationship with Patient A, a vulnerable female patient. The complaint also alleged that Dr Slowiaczek:
• inappropriately prescribed to Patient A a drug of addiction
• inappropriately prescribed medication to a friend and a close family member
• failed to maintain adequate medical records, and
• suffers from an impairment.
The complaint alleged unsatisfactory professional conduct and professional misconduct. Dr Slowiaczek made admissions to all elements of the complaint.
In its decision of 25 June 2019, the Tribunal found all of the complaints proven and that Dr Slowiaczek’s conduct amounted to unsatisfactory professional conduct and professional misconduct, and suffers an impairment. The Tribunal made orders that Dr Slowiaczek be:
• disqualified to practise as a medical practitioner until 30 September 2023, and
• prohibited from providing any health service until this date.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.