Dr Rashidul Hassan – General Practitioner - Professional Misconduct

14 January 2021

The Health Care Complaints Commission prosecuted a complaint against Dr Rashidul Hassan, a general practitioner then working in Forbes, before the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal. Dr Hassan. The complaint alleged that his consultations, prescribing and record keeping for eleven patients did not meet expected standards.

On 22 December 2020, the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (the Tribunal) found Dr Hassan guilty of unsatisfactory professional conduct and professional misconduct.

The Tribunal found that Dr Hassan had failed to conduct adequate examinations and made multiple prescribing errors, including incorrect dosages and incorrect drugs and that there was a significant risk to the public.

The Tribunal suspended Dr Hassan’s registration for a four month period, taking into consideration that that Dr Hassan had already been suspended for over two months. After Dr Hassan has served his suspension period, he can only return to practice under supervision and strict conditions. He can only work in a group practice, must comply with an independent audit of his medical records and he must not exceed the daily cap on his patient numbers.

The full decision is available on the NSW Caselaw website.

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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