Dr Anne-Louise Swain – Medical Practitioner – Registration cancelled for impairment and incompetence

2 December 2022

The Health Care Complaints Commission prosecuted a complaint against Medical Practitioner Dr Anne-Louise Swain before the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (“the Tribunal”).

It was alleged that Dr Swain was impaired and had unmanaged mental health issues. It was also alleged that Dr Swain lacked the mental capacity to practise as a doctor and was therefore not competent to practise.

In its decision of 1 December 2022, the Tribunal found the complaint proven. The Tribunal found that Dr Swain was impaired and was not competent to practise as a doctor.

The Tribunal cancelled Dr Swain’s registration as a medical practitioner with a non-review period of 1 year.

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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