Dr Bassel Abdul Rahman – General Practitioner – Unsatisfactory Professional Conduct and Professional Misconduct

6 September 2022

The Health Care Complaints Commission prosecuted a complaint against General Practitioner Dr Bassel Abdul Rahman before the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (‘the Tribunal’).

The allegations included that in March 2018, while working at Miranda Medical Centre, Dr Rahman:

  • Contacted a patient inappropriately by way of numerous calls and text messages.
  • Breached the patient’s confidentiality by disclosing to another person details of her health and contact details.

On 2 September 2022, the Tribunal found those elements of the complaint proven. The Tribunal found that Dr Rahman was guilty of unsatisfactory professional conduct and professional misconduct.

The Tribunal will determine protective orders following a further (Stage 2) hearing.

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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