Dr Tsz Lui – Medical practitioner – Unsatisfactory professional conduct and professional misconduct
5 August 2022
The Health Care Complaints Commission prosecuted a complaint against general practitioner Dr Tsz Lui before the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (‘the Tribunal’).
It was alleged that, when examining Patient A in 1997 and Patient B and Patient C in 2018 at his rooms in Hurstville, Dr Lui:
- failed to afford Patient A adequate privacy when undressing
- examined the patients in a way that resulted in inappropriate close body contact
- was reckless as to the risk that the patients could consider his examinations to be sexually motivated
- failed to explain to the patients the purpose for this method of examination and in doing so failing to obtain consent
- failed to perform a vaginal examination and swab of Patient B because he was worried about medico-legal risk
- failed to maintain adequate records for Patients B and C.
In its decision of 3 August 2022, the Tribunal found the above allegations proved and found they amounted to professional misconduct and unsatisfactory professional conduct.
The Tribunal will determine protective orders following a further (Stage 2) hearing.
The full 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 email@example.com.
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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