Dr Vincenzo Antonio Floridia - Medical Practitioner - reprimanded and conditions imposed for unsatisfactory professional conduct

22 February 2022

The Health Care Complaints Commission prosecuted a complaint against medical practitioner, Dr Vincenzo Antonio Floridia, before a Medical Professional Standards Committee (‘PSC’). It was alleged that during his time as Medical Director of Laser Clinics Australia between October 2013 and April 2018, Dr Floridia contravened the Medical Board of Australia Telehealth Guidelines (MBA guidelines) and also the Medical Board of Australia Guidelines for Medical Practitioners who Perform Cosmetic Medical and Surgical Procedures when he:  

  • failed to provide sufficient time to properly assess, examine and communicate with his patients during audio-visual (‘AVL’) consultations,
  • inappropriately delegated responsibility to obtain medical history of patients during AVL consultations to nursing staff, and therefore failed to access and properly evaluate patient medical history before making decisions about patient treatment;
  • failed to keep appropriate records of his medical consultations and treatment orders; and
  • prescribed and supplied Schedule 4 medications contrary to legislative requirements.  

It was also alleged that on 26 October 2017, whilst conducting an AVL consultation for Enhance Injectables Penrith, Dr Floridia authorised a nurse to proceed with cannulation of a dermal filler on a patient which contravened MBA  Telehealth Guidelines.

On 15 February 2022 the Committee found all complaints proven and that Dr Floridia was guilty of unsatisfactory professional conduct. The Committee stated Dr Floridia’s “care of his patients and his concern for their welfare was manifestly insufficient. He demonstrated a lack of knowledge and/or disregard for relevant legislative requirements in relation to prescribing. Overall, Dr Floridia focussed on a business model rather than clinical care. He is an experienced medical practitioner and the nature and seriousness of his unsatisfactory professional conduct warrants that he be reprimanded.” The Committee reprimanded Dr Floridia and placed conditions on his registration.

A copy of the decision is attached.

Further Information

For further information, contact the Executive Officer of the Health Care Complaints Commission, on 02 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.

Still need more information

If you would like to speak to someone at the Commission for more information before you lodge a written complaint you can contact the Inquiry Line during business hours, Monday to Friday from 9am – 5pm on 1800 043 159 or submit an online inquiry.

Online inquiry

Ready to lodge your complaint

All complaints must be made in writing and we aim to assess complaints within 60 days. Your complaint will be allocated to an assessment officer and we will write to you to explain the outcome of your complaint.

Click here to make a complaint

Track my complaint

You can track the progress of your complaint online.

Click here to track your complaint