Dr Shammi Kabir – Medical Practitioner – Suspension and Reprimand for Professional Misconduct

26 April 2022

The Health Care Complaints Commission prosecuted a complaint against anaesthetist, Dr Shammi Kabir before the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (‘the Tribunal’). 

The allegations included that Dr Kabir:

  1. Inappropriately prescribed medicines to his partner from 2008-2013, acquiesced to her requests for prescriptions, and prescribed medications outside the scope of his practise as an anaesthetist.
  2. Failed to appropriately respond to his partner’s mental health issues from 2010-2013, including threats of suicide.
  3. Inappropriately treated his partner in their home for a week in January 2013 including by inserting a cannula into his partner’s arm for antibiotics when she ought to have been taken to a hospital.
  4. Inappropriately prescribed medications to his close family from 2010-2016;
  5. Misappropriated fluid bags, medicines and equipment from hospitals.
  6. Failed to keep any records for his treatment of his close family and partner.

In August 2021 the Tribunal found  the allegations proved and the conduct amounted to professional misconduct. The Tribunal’s full decision may be found at NSW Caselaw.

In April 2022 the Tribunal reprimanded Dr Kabir and imposed a four month suspension on his registration as a medical practitioner. Following his suspension, Dr Kabir will be required to engage in mentoring and further education.

The Tribunal’s decision can be found at 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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