Dr Hany Abdalla - Professional misconduct - Disqualification

3 August 2020

The Health Care Complaints Commission prosecuted a complaint against formerly registered pharmacist, Dr Hany Abdalla, before the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (‘the Tribunal’). The complaint alleged that from 2006-2016 Dr Abdalla failed to manage his pharmacy, in his role as pharmacy proprietor/owner, where he was also an employed general practitioner. Specifically, that Dr Abdalla allegedly failed to:

  • set up any systems and protocols, with monitoring, of his employed pharmacist’s conduct and supply of medications, including for situations where patients from Dr Abdalla’s general practice presented prescriptions to his pharmacy and his employees had concerns about his prescribing.
  • failed to relinquish his drug authority as a pharmacist which was a condition of his registration. Dr Abdalla admitted most of the conduct against him and the Tribunal dispensed with a hearing, instead relying on written submissions from both parties.

On 2 July 2020 the Tribunal found all of the complaint proven against Dr Abdalla and that he was guilty of professional misconduct. As Dr Abdalla was no longer registered as a pharmacist, the Tribunal disqualified him from being registered as a pharmacist for three years. 

The full decision is available at NSW Caselaw.

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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