Dr Rashid Iqbal – General Practitioner – Registration suspended for unsatisfactory professional conduct and professional misconduct
15 December 2022
The Health Care Complaints Commission prosecuted a complaint against general practitioner Dr Rashid Iqbal before the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (‘the Tribunal’).
It was alleged that in 2018, while working at Wellington New South Wales, Dr Iqbal:
- engaged in sexual and unwelcome conduct with a junior receptionist; and,
- to prevent disclosure of the allegations offered money through relatives of that person.
On 17 January 2022, the Tribunal found the complaint proven and found the practitioner guilty of unsatisfactory professional conduct and professional misconduct. A copy of the full (Stage 1) decision can be found here: NSW Caselaw.
In making its protective orders on 13 December 2022, the Tribunal suspended Dr Iqbal’s registration as a medical practitioner for six months and also prohibited him from providing any health service for the period of the suspension. When this suspension period has expired, Dr Iqbal’s registration will be subject to conditions, including that he works only in a group practice, does not treat female patients, and practises under supervision.
A copy of the full (Stage 2) decision can be found here: NSW Caselaw
For further information, contact the Executive Officer of the Health Care Complaints Commission, on 9219 7444 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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