Dr Mustafa Jamnagarwalla – Medical Practitioner – Registration cancelled for unsatisfactory professional conduct and professional misconduct

10 January 2023

The Health Care Complaints Commission prosecuted three complaints against medical practitioner Dr Mustafa Jamnagarwalla before the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (‘the Tribunal’).

It was alleged that during a consultation in 2018, while working at Rouse Hill Town Medical & Dental Centre, Dr Jamnagarwalla inappropriately touched a 12 year old female patient. It was further alleged that on 33 occasions in 2019, Dr Jamnagarwalla breached a condition on his registration not to see female patients, falsely claimed that some female patients were male and made inadequate medical records.

In its decision of 15 June 2022, the Tribunal found the majority of the complaint proven and found Dr Jamnagarwalla guilty of unsatisfactory professional conduct and professional misconduct. The Tribunal found that Dr Jamnagarwalla’s conduct amounted to inappropriate behaviour of a sexual nature, observing that: “Patients place their trust in doctors and have a right to expect that examinations and treatment will only be undertaken in their best interests.” The Tribunal also found that Dr Jamnagarwalla deliberately attempted to circumvent his registration condition, sought to avoid detection by not billing Medicare for consultations with female patients, and deliberately failed to record essential information in the patients’ medical records to give the impression that he had not consulted them. The initial (Stage 1) decision can be found here: NSW Caselaw.

In making its protective orders on 9 January 2023, the Tribunal cancelled Dr Jamnagarwalla’s registration with a non-review period of one year.  

The 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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