Dr Ali Kalantari Khorami – Sleep Technician – Permanent Prohibition Order

26 February 2021

The NSW Health Care Complaints Commission has completed an investigation into the conduct of Dr Ali Kalantari Khorami, a registered medical practitioner who was a sleep technician to Woolcock Institute of Medical Research in Glebe, NSW.

The Commission’s investigation found that Dr Khorami had been convicted of multiple aggravated indecent assault charges and aggravated acts of indecency, and of administering an intoxicating substance with the intent to commit an indictable offence. The offences occurred while providing care to five female patients at the Institute during overnight sleep studies between 16 July 2018 and 30 August 2018.

The Commission concluded that Dr Khorami’s convictions and conduct breached the Code of Conduct for unregistered health practitioners set out in schedule 3 of the Public Health Regulation 2012 and found that he poses a significant risk to the health and safety of members of the public.

Accordingly, the Commission has made the following prohibition order under section 41A(2)(a) of the Health Care Complaints Act 1993 (Act):

Dr Ali Kalantari Khorami is permanently prohibited from providing any health services in any capacity, either paid or voluntary.                        

For the purposes of this order 'a health service' carries the same meaning as defined under section 4 of the Health Care Complaints Acts 1993.

Public Statement is available here

Further Information

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

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