Dr Evette Mikhail – Medical practitioner – Suspension and reprimand
12 August 2021
The Health Care Complaints Commission prosecuted a complaint against general practitioner, Dr Evette Mikhail before the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal. There were allegations about a number of aspects of the conduct of Dr Mikhail and in particular that she:
- failed to comply with supervision requirements for two periods, totalling over 17 months, while she continued to see patients
- provided misleading information to the Medical Council of NSW to avoid detection for practising without supervision
- provided a misleading affidavit to the Tribunal and provided misleading evidence to the Council delegates, minimising the extent of her practice to decrease the prospect of action being taken against her, and
- wrote prescriptions for herself and family members over a lengthy period for a range of medications, including some Schedule 8 drugs, contrary to the Council’s Guideline and the Medical Board of Australia’s Code of Conduct.
On 29 July 2021, the Tribunal found all of the complaint proven. In its protective orders, the Tribunal imposed a formal reprimand on Dr Mikhail and suspended her registration for a nine month period. After she has served her suspension period, Dr Mikhail will be subject to conditions on her registration including ongoing supervision and prohibited from prescribing to herself or family.
The Tribunal’s full decision can be found on the NSW Caselaw website.
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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