Dr Harsh Priyadarshi – Medical Practitioner – Registration Cancelled and Prohibition Order
3 August 2021
The Health Care Complaints Commission prosecuted a complaint against Dr Harsh Priyadarshi, a general practitioner before the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal. The complaint alleged that Dr Priyadarshi had been convicted of aggravated indecent assault on three female patients in 2011 and 2017, and that the convictions rendered Dr Priyadarshi unfit to practice medicine.
In its decision dated 21 July 2021, the Tribunal found the complaint proven. The Tribunal found that Dr Priyadarshi’s conduct demonstrated serious breaches of professional boundaries and the Code of Conduct with respect to each patient. The Tribunal found that the practitioner’s conduct caused harm to his patients and that he is unfit to practise medicine.
The Tribunal cancelled the Dr Priyadarshi’s registration and set a non-review period of two years. It also prohibited the practitioner from providing any health service, as defined in s4 of the Health Care Complaints Act 1993, until he is registered as a health practitioner.
The full decision is available at NSW Caselaw.
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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