Andrew Weinzettel – Physiotherapist – Registration cancelled and Prohibition Order
11 October 2021
The Health Care Complaints Commission prosecuted Andrew Weinzettel, a physiotherapist, before the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal. It was alleged that Mr Weinzettel engaged in unsatisfactory professional conduct and professional misconduct in relation to installation of a covert camera in the bathroom of his practice. In October 2019, Mr Weinzettel was convicted of seven counts of the offence of filming a person’s private parts without consent for the purpose of sexual arousal or sexual gratification under s 91L(1) of the Crimes Act (NSW) through installation of the covert cameras. it was also alleged that he failed to notify the Physiotherapy Board NSW within 7 days of being charged and convicted of offences in NSW.
In January 2021 the Tribunal found Mr Weinzettel guilty of unsatisfactory professional conduct and professional misconduct. In September 2021, the Tribunal published its decision based on that finding . The Tribunal cancelled Mr Weinzettel’s registration as a physiotherapist with a non-review period of 12 months. The Tribunal also ordered that Mr Weinzettel be prohibited from:
- Providing health services directly or indirectly to women and girls;
- Being engaged by a provider of health services which directly or indirectly provides health services to women and girls.
The Tribunal’s full decision may be found at NSW Caselaw here.
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.
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