Dr Falah Kamel Sharrad - General Practitioner – Suspension and Conditions.

12 April 2021

In November 2020 the Health Care Complaints Commission prosecuted complaints in the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal against Dr Falah Kamel Sharrad, a general practitioner.

The Commission alleged that Dr Sharrad was guilty of unsatisfactory professional conduct and professional misconduct, in relation to: the care and treatment of eight patients in his consulting rooms at Windsor; incorrect claims to Medicare; and inadequate record keeping.

The complaints in relation to the eight patients concerned Dr Sharrad’s removal of skin lesions, including:

  • Performing procedures that were not clinically indicated.

  • Use of inappropriate surgical techniques,

  • Failure to obtain informed consent,

  • Failure to refer to other specialists.

  • Failure to perform adequate clinical assessments and to offer alternative treatment options to his patients.

The conduct the subject of the complaints mainly occurred between early 2017 and early 2018.

In its decision of 31 March, 2021 the Tribunal found Dr Sharrad guilty of  unsatisfactory professional conduct and professional misconduct. The Tribunal noted that Dr Sharrad had been suspended from practice from February 2018 to November 2018, and from November 2018 to the time of the hearing he was subject to conditions on his practice- including that he not perform any skin biopsies or surgery. The Tribunal imposed a five month period of suspension and imposed ongoing conditions on his registration.   

A copy of the Tribunal’s decision can be found 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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