This page contains information about HPDT cases involving Doctors. The page is broken up into three subsections:
FindingsThis section shows the final outcome of charges laid before the Tribunal and any appeals following the Tribunal's decision.
Charge CharacteristicsThis section shows the breakdown of charges into the particular areas of conduct where the doctor is alleged to have erred and indicates whether or not the allegation has been established.
Additional OrdersThis section shows all orders (interlocutory orders) made by the Tribunal prior to the substantive hearing of the charge. Please note that rarely, the Tribunal makes an order after the substantive and penalty decisions have been issued. For the sake of completeness we have also included those rare orders under this section.
In each of these sections you can click on the file number link at the left of the page to take you into an information page (Precis Page) that gives all current details relevant to that specific charge.
Inadequate physical examination
Relationship inappropriate and/or inappropriate use of relationship
Granted interim name suppressionDeclined permanent name suppressionThe practitioner appealed the Tribunal's decision to decline permanent name suppression to the High Court. The High Court upheld the Tribunal decision not to grant the practitioner permanent name suppression (Dr Anderson v Professional Conduct Committee (High Court, Wellington CIV-2008-485-1646, 14 November 2008, Gendall J)).
Granted interim name suppression Granted permanent name suppression
Witnesses granted interim name suppression
Witnesses and other people who did not appear at the hearing including family members granted permanent name suppression
Practitioner's application for severance declinedSetting of substantive Hearing Date
The practitioner applied to the High Court to stay publication of the Tribunal's Decision. The High Court dismissed the application (Cullen v PCC (High Court, Auckland, CIV 2007-404-00676, 15 February 2008, Venning J))
Application for video conference grantedWitness granted interim suppression of documentsEmployer and staff/work colleagues and the nature of their work activities granted interim name suppressionPatient's partner granted permanent name suppression