Dr Masoud Mohammadi – Medical Practitioner – Registration suspended and reprimand

26 April 2022

The Health Care Complaints Commission prosecuted a complaint against general practitioner, Dr Masoud Mohammadi before the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (‘the Tribunal’). The allegations related to unsatisfactory professional conduct and professional misconduct while working as a General Practitioner at the Auburn Medical Health Centre over a number of years leading up to 2017. It was alleged that Dr Mohammadi:

  • Failed to conduct adequate clinical assessments;
  • Prescribed the Schedule 8 drug Fentanyl in excessive quantities and strengths that did not accord with the recognised therapeutic standard or in circumstances where he did not have proper authority to prescribe the drug and the patient was drug dependant;
  • Failed to respond appropriately when patients exhibited drug seeking behaviour;
  • Failed to make appropriate and timely referrals for specialist review and advice.

In November 2021, the Tribunal published its Stage 1 decision and found that Dr Mohammadi was guilty of unsatisfactory professional conduct and professional misconduct. A copy of the full (stage 1) decision can be found here: NSW Caselaw.

In February 2022 the Tribunal reprimanded Dr Mohammadi and suspended his registration as a medical practitioner for twelve (12) months. The Tribunal also imposed numerous conditions upon Dr Mohammadi’s re-registration, including further education and supervision.

The full (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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