Dr Edwina Guard – Medical Practitioner – Registration cancelled for Professional Misconduct, Unsatisfactory Professional Conduct and Impairment

12 December 2022

The Health Care Complaints Commission prosecuted a complaint against medical practitioner Dr Edwina Guard before the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (“the Tribunal”). 

It was alleged that between February 2018 and October 2019, while working in general practice at Bowraville and Macksville, Dr Guard:

  • Breached conditions of her registration.  
  • Improperly backdated a prescription of Targin and Endone.
  • Failed to respond to a request for information from the Commission.

It was also alleged that Dr Guard has an impairment which detrimentally affects, or is likely to detrimentally affect, her capacity to practise.

On 15 September 2022, the Tribunal found the complaint proven. The Tribunal found that Dr Guard was guilty of unsatisfactory professional conduct and professional misconduct, and that she suffered from an impairment. A copy of the initial ( stage 1) decision can be found here: NSW Caselaw.

In making its protective orders on 8 December 2022, the Tribunal cancelled Dr Guard’s registration with a non-review period of three years. The stage 2 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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