Mr Peter Che Nan Chen – Chinese Medicine practitioner – Disqualified for unsatisfactory professional conduct and professional misconduct

16 November 2021

The Health Care Complaints Commission prosecuted Mr Peter Che Nan Chen, a formerly registered Chinese medicine practitioner, before the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (‘the Tribunal’). The allegations related to conduct in relation to a number of female patients who consulted with Mr Chen in the period from 2009 to 2014. It was alleged that Mr Chen:

  • Inappropriately touched Patient A and B’s breasts.
  • Made inappropriate comments to Patients A, B and C.
  • Provided poor clinical treatment to Patient B.
  • Failed to advise the National Board that he was charged with indecent assault in relation to Patients C, D and E within 7 days.

In 2021, the Tribunal published its Stage 1 decision and found that Mr Chen was guilty of unsatisfactory professional conduct and professional misconduct. A copy of the full (stage 1) decision can be found here: NSW Caselaw.

In November 2021, the Tribunal determined that Mr Chen was not suitable to hold registration as a Chinese medicine practitioner, ordering that:

  1. If Mr Chen was still registered, his registration would have been cancelled (and this is to be recorded in the National Register).
  2. Mr Chen is disqualified from practising for a period of 3 years.
  3. He is prohibited from providing all health services as defined in s 4 of the Health Care Complaints Act 1993 until he registered as a health practitioner.

A copy of the full (stage 2) 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

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

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