Mr Grant Sargeant – Professional misconduct - Disqualified
24 Sep 2019
The Health Care Complaints Commission prosecuted a complaint against Mr Grant Sargeant, a medical radiation practitioner, before the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (‘the Tribunal’). The complaint alleged that in 2017 at Inverell Hospital, Mr Sargeant indecently assaulted a patient by touching her breast and making inappropriate comments to her. The complaint also alleged that Mr Sargeant had been convicted of a criminal offence and had failed to notify the Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia of his conviction.
On 9 September 2019 the Tribunal found all complaints against Mr Sargeant proved. The Tribunal found that there was a real and material risk of conduct of that type being repeated because Mr Sargeant had not undertaken an adequate form of psychological counselling to assist him to identify the cause/s of the conduct and, importantly to develop strategies to guard against it being repeated. The Tribunal ordered that:
• If still registered, it would have cancelled Mr Sargeant’s registration as a radiographer.
• Mr Sargeant is disqualified from being registered for a period of 12 months.
• The National Board is required to record the fact that the Tribunal would have cancelled Mr Sargeant’s registration.
The Tribunal’s decision can be found on 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.