Mr Aziz Sabel and Mr Kamal Haddad– Interim Prohibition Orders
20 Nov 2019
The NSW Health Care Complaints Commission (“the Commission”) has issued interim prohibition orders in relation to two individuals, Mr Aziz Sabel and Mr Kamal Haddad, under section 41AA of the Health Care Complaints Act 1993 (‘The Act’).
Mr Sabel and Mr Haddad are currently prohibited from providing any dental services, either in paid employment or voluntarily, to any member of the public. This is on the basis that both individuals are alleged to have carried out dental services on patients in NSW despite not having relevant qualifications and national registration as dental practitioners; and therefore their conduct poses a serious risk to the health and safety of members of the public. As unregistered practitioners, these individuals are subject to the Code of Conduct for unregistered health practitioners set out in Schedule 3 of the Public Health Regulation 2012.
For the purposes of these interim orders, ‘dental services' carries the same meaning as a ‘health services’ as defined under section 4 of the Act.
These interim prohibition orders will remain in force for a period of eight weeks and may be renewed where appropriate in order to protect the health or safety of the public.
What should consumers do to protect themselves?
Consumers can check an individual’s registration and view any specialist qualifications at the National Register of health practitioners: https://www.ahpra.gov.au/Registration/Registers-of-Practitioners.aspx
The full interim prohibition orders can be found here.
For further information, contact the Executive Officer of the Health Care Complaints Commission, on 9219 7444 or send an email to email@example.com.
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.