Mr Qui Bui – Pharmacist – Registration cancelled for unsatisfactory professional conduct and professional misconduct

3 May 2022

The Health Care Complaints Commission prosecuted pharmacist, Mr Qui Bui before the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (‘the Tribunal’). The allegations related to Mr Bui’s conduct in the period from 2015 to 2017 whilst working at the Emerald Pharmacy in St Marys. It was alleged that Mr Bui:

  • Failed to record details of certain prescriptions while supplying pseudoephedrine to patients.
  • Supplied various benzodiazepines to patients when he should not have.
  • Purchased and received schedule 4 and schedule 4D drugs from the car boot of a person at the Star City Casino carpark.
  • Intended to distribute the purchased schedule 4 and schedule 4D drugs to members of the public without valid prescriptions.

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

On 22 April 2022, the Tribunal ordered that:

  • Mr Bui’s registration be cancelled.
  • Mr Bui should not be permitted to seek review of that order for 18 months.
  • The above two orders are to take effect after 60 days.

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

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