Dr Gregory Peck - Medical Practitioner - Disqualification
2 July 2021
The Health Care Complaints Commission prosecuted a complaint against medical practitioner, Dr Gregory Peck, before the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (“the Tribunal”). The complaint alleged that between about March 2018 and about February 2019, the practitioner breached professional boundaries with a female patient and that he entered into an inappropriate personal and sexual relationship with her. The patient was emotionally vulnerable, suffering from PTSD, and was sent to the practitioner for therapeutic treatment. The Commission also alleged that in relation this patient he:
- failed to conduct adequate examination and assessments;
- performed inappropriate and inadequate checks and failed to adequately investigate her condition and conduct and consider alternative options available to her; and
- failed to maintain clinical records of his care and treatment and failed to document information known to him, relevant to the patient’s diagnosis or treatment.
The complaint also alleged that Dr Peck had a mental impairment, disability, condition or disorder, which raised the question of his capacity to practise medicine.
In its decision dated 28 June 2021, the Tribunal found Dr Peck’s conduct proven, which amounted to unsatisfactory professional conduct and professional misconduct. In its protective orders, the Tribunal:
- Would have cancelled his registration if Dr Peck was still registered (with the Medical Board required to record this fact).
- Disqualified the practitioner from being registered in the medical profession for a period of four years.
- Prohibited Dr Peck from providing health services unless and until the Tribunal makes a reinstatement or other order in relation to him.
The Tribunal’s full decision can be found at 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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