Dr Masoud Mohammadi – Medical Practitioner - Unsatisfactory Professional Conduct and Professional Misconduct

10 November 2021

The Health Care Complaints Commission prosecuted a complaint against Dr Masoud Mohammadi before the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (‘The Tribunal’).  It was alleged, that over a number of years leading up to 2017, while working as a General Practitioner at the Auburn Medical Health Centre, Dr Mohammadi:

  1. failed to conduct adequate clinical assessments
  2. prescribed the Schedule 8 drug Fentanyl in excessive quantities and strengths that did not accord with the recognised therapeutic standard or in circumstances where he did not have proper authority to prescribe the drug and the patient was drug dependant  
  3. failed to respond appropriately when patients exhibited drug seeking behaviour
  4. failed to make appropriate and timely referrals for specialist review and advice.

In its decision of 1 November 2021, the Tribunal found Dr Mohammadi guilty of unsatisfactory professional conduct and professional misconduct. The Tribunal will determine protective orders following a further (Stage 2) hearing.

The full decision can be found here: 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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