Mr Oscar Yildirim – Physiotherapist – Suspension and Conditions for Professional Misconduct
21 September 2022
The Health Care Complaints Commission prosecuted Mr Oscar Yildirim, a registered physiotherapist, before the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (‘the Tribunal’).
The complaint alleged that Mr Yildirim was guilty of unsatisfactory professional conduct and professional misconduct in relation to his treatment of Patient A, who attended two consultations with him in 2018. It was alleged that during the course of his treatment of Patient A, Mr Yildirim failed to provide a towel to maintain Patient A’s dignity and modesty and that he also inappropriately touched or moved Patient A’s underwear on a number of occasions.
On 17 September 2021, the Tribunal published its Stage 1 decision and found that Mr Yildirim was guilty of professional misconduct. The Tribunal found that Mr Yildirim engaged in conduct of a sexual nature towards Patient A.
A copy of the full (Stage 1) decision can be found here: NSW Caselaw.
In its decision of 8 September 2022, the Tribunal imposed a 6 month period of suspension followed by practice conditions, including that he not treat female patients.
A copy of the full (Stage 2) decision can be found here: NSW Caselaw
For further information, contact the Executive Officer of the Health Care Complaints Commission, on 02 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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