Mr Edward Chen – Chinese Medicine Practitioner – Registration cancelled for Professional Misconduct

23 December 2021

The Health Care Complaints Commission prosecuted a complaint against Mr Edward Chen, Chinese Medicine Practitioner before the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (‘the Tribunal’).

It was alleged that Mr Chen was guilty of unsatisfactory professional conduct and professional misconduct in relation to:

  • conduct for which he had been previously been convicted which involved use of his mobile phone to take intimate images without the consent of a female patient (Patient A) whilst employed as a massage therapist at a Traditional Chinese Medicine Centre in Sydney in 2018;
  • his use of his mobile phone to take intimate images of other patients whom he also treated at the same Centre;
  • failing to report his conviction and failing to notify the National Board of the change in his criminal history when renewing his registration.

On 14 December 2021 the Tribunal found the majority of the complaints proven and found Mr Chen guilty of unsatisfactory professional conduct and professional misconduct.  The Tribunal cancelled Mr Chen’s registration and imposed a non-review period of 2 years from the date of its decision.

Tribunal: 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 02 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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