Dr Dheyaa Jouda – Medical Practitioner – Unsatisfactory Professional Conduct and Professional Misconduct

6 June 2022

The Health Care Complaints Commission prosecuted a complaint against Medical Practitioner, Dr Dheyaa Jouda, before the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (‘the Tribunal’).  

It was alleged that between 9 February 2017 and 7 June 2019 while working at the Grafton GP Super Clinic, Dr Jouda breached professional boundaries with a patient, by exchanging calls and text messages, inviting the patient to his home for dinner, consuming alcohol and marijuana with the patient at the patient’s home and loaning the patient money.  

It was also alleged that , Dr Jouda engaged in improper or unethical conduct by:

  • asking the patient if he could use his name to complete a prescription not meant for him;
  • falsely documenting a prescription ;
  • falsely documenting a medical consultation with the patient; and,
  • making a false representation to the Commission during the investigation of the matter.

In its decision of 31 May 2022, the Tribunal found the complaint proven. The Tribunal found that Dr Jouda 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 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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