Mr Qui Bui – Pharmacist - Professional Misconduct

23 June 2021

The Health Care Complaints Commission prosecuted a complaint against pharmacist Mr Qui Bui before the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (‘the Tribunal’). The complaint alleged that when working at Emerald Pharmacy, St Mary’s between 2015 and 2017 Mr Bui failed to comply with the requirements of the Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Regulation when dispensing Schedule 4D drugs. It was also alleged that he supplied benzodiazepines to patients when he should not have (for example because of the quantity, the patient’s dispensing history or because they were being dispensed methadone as well).

The Commission also alleged that between July 2015 and September 2016 Mr Bui purchased Schedule 4 and  4D drugs (from the boot of a car at the Star Casino) in the absence of any valid prescriptions and intended to distribute the drugs to members of the public.

On  8 June 2021 the Tribunal found many of the allegations against Mr Bui proved and that the conduct amounted to professional misconduct. 

The Tribunal will hold a further hearing to determine its protective orders.  

The Tribunal’s Stage 1 decision can be found 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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