Charge Detail Summary

File Number: Med17/412P
Practitioner: David Kang Huat Lim

Hearing Start Date:

Hearing End Date:



Hearing Town/City: Auckland

Hearing Location:

Victoria Room, Quality Hotel Parnell, 20 Gladstone Road, Parnell, commencing at 10.00 am


Executive Officer: Debra Gainey (04) 381 6816

Charge Characteristics:

Sexual misconduct - indecent assault (Established)

Legislation – breach of Crimes Act 1961

Additional Orders:

Name Suppression to Complainant and/or Patient and/or client

Victims granted interim name suppression


Name Suppression to Complainant and/or Patient and/or client

Victims granted permanent name suppression


Appeal Order:


Full Decision 960Med17412P.pdf

Appeal Decision:

Precis of Decision:


At a hearing held 09 March 2018, the Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal considered a charge laid by the Professional Conduct Committee (PCC) against David Lim (the Doctor).

The charge alleged that the Doctor had been convicted, following a trial in the District Court, of five charges of stupefaction without lawful justification and five charges of indecent assault.  These charges related to four separate victims.  The Doctor was sentenced to a total of five years imprisonment.

The hearing proceeded by way of an agreed summary of facts.


The Tribunal found the charge established and that disciplinary sanction was necessary.


The Tribunal censured the Doctor, cancelled his registration as a medical practitioner and ordered him to pay a total contribution of $4, 380 towards the costs of the Tribunal and the PCC.