Mr Mohammed Hallani – Pharmacist – Registration cancelled
12 August 2022
The Health Care Complaints Commission prosecuted a complaint against pharmacist, Mohammed Hallani, before the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (‘the Tribunal’).
It was alleged that between 2019 and 2022, while employed as an intern pharmacist at Terry White Chemmart (“pharmacy”), Penrith, Mr Hallani:
- Accessed Schedule 8 drugs of addiction from the pharmacy for his personal use.
- Forged and presented purported prescriptions to obtain Schedule 8 drugs of addiction for personal use.
- After ceasing employment as a pharmacist, Mr Hallani provided a forged CT scan report to a medical practitioner, and attended several consultations with general practitioners using alias names to obtain Schedule 8 drugs of addiction for personal use.
In its decision of 5 August 2022, the Tribunal found the majority of the complaint proven. The Tribunal found Mr Hallani guilty of unsatisfactory professional conduct, professional misconduct, that he was impaired and not competent to practise as a pharmacist.
The Tribunal imposed a cancellation of his registration with a non-review period of 18 months.
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 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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