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.

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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