Dr Damute Kolos – Medical Practitioner – Cancellation for professional misconduct and unsatisfactory professional conduct

4 May 2022

The Health Care Complaints Commission prosecuted a complaint against Dr Damute Kolos before the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (‘the Tribunal’). It was alleged that between 2018-2019 while working as a general practitioner at Botany that Dr Kolos: 

  • breached a condition on her registration by seeing an excessive number of patients at Botany Medical Centre over 19 days in 2018-2019;
  • provided false and/or misleading information to the Council when questioned about her patient numbers; and
  • has a mental impairment.

In its decision of 2 May 2022, the Tribunal found the complaint proven and that Dr Kolos was guilty of unsatisfactory professional conduct, professional misconduct, that she has an impairment and is not competent to practise medicine. 

The Tribunal cancelled Dr Kolos’ registration and imposed a one year non-review period. Dr Kolos is also prohibited from providing health services by way of health advice or counselling

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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