Mr Andrew Peter Kaye – Pharmacist - Unsatisfactory professional conduct and professional misconduct
11 March 2022
The Health Care Complaints Commission prosecuted a complaint against pharmacist, Mr Andrew Peter Kaye, before the Civil and Administrative Tribunal. At the relevant times, Mr Kaye was the owner and operator of five pharmacies, including Pharmacy Nutrition Warehouses at Toongabbie and Quakers Hill.
It was alleged that Mr Kaye:
- Was convicted of criminal offences (including larceny).
- Conducted a pharmacy business at Toongabbie without approval by the Pharmacy Council.
- Did not have a pharmacist in charge, at the pharmacy business at Quakers Hill to personally supervise the carrying on of the business.
- Inappropriately instructed staff to carry on the business of the pharmacy in the absence of a registered pharmacist.
- Provided false and/or misleading information to regulatory authorities.
- Failed to notify the National Board in writing within 7 days of being charged with a criminal offence, and later that he was the subject of a guilty finding of an offence punishable by 12 months imprisonment or more.
On 25 February 2022 the Tribunal found the complaints proven and that Mr Kaye was guilty of professional misconduct and unsatisfactory professional conduct. The Tribunal will convene at a later time to determine protective orders.
A copy of the decision is available at NSW Caselaw.
For further information, contact the Executive Officer of the Health Care Complaints Commission, on 9219 7444 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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