Dr William Mooney – Medical Practitioner – Registration cancelled

22 April 2022

The Health Care Complaints Commission prosecuted a complaint against medical practitioner, Dr William Mooney before the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (‘the Tribunal’). The allegations related to professional conduct in the period from 2013 to 2018. It was alleged that Dr Mooney:

  • Inappropriately proceeded to operate on Patient A and failed to personally review care on Patient A;
  • Did not excessively reduce Patient B’s middle turbinates, but that the surgery and the failure to examine Patient B afterwards did not meet required standards;
  • Maintained an exploitative and inappropriate relationship with Patient C;
  • Overall record keeping for all three patients was unsatisfactory;
  • Breached conditions on his registration;
  • Misled Council delegates and the Commission in relation to his compliance with hair testing.

In December 2021, the Tribunal published its Stage 1 decision and found that Dr Mooney was guilty of unsatisfactory professional conduct and professional misconduct. A copy of the full (stage 1) decision can be found here: NSW Caselaw.

In April 2022, the Tribunal ordered that Dr Mooney’s registration be cancelled with a non-review period of one year. In determining to cancel his registration the Tribunal considered the seriousness of the conduct, the need for general deterrence, the maintenance of confidence in the medical profession and the necessity to give Dr Mooney an opportunity to complete the journey into gaining full insight . The full (stage 2) 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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