Charge Detail Summary

File Number: Phar18/424P
Practitioner: El-Fadil Kardaman
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Hearing End Date:

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Charge Characteristics:

Authority - failed to engage / comply (Established)

Additional Orders:

Name Suppression to Practitioner

Practitioner granted interim name suppression


Name Suppression to Witness/s and/or Family of parties

Order for permanent name suppression of the names and any identifying features of the practitioner's family members.


Name Suppression to Practitioner

Practitioner declined permanent name suppression


Appeal Order:


Full Decision 1004Phar18424P.pdf

Appeal Decision:

Precis of Decision:

Mr El-Fadil Kardaman




On 14 November 2018 the Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal considered a charge of professional misconduct laid by a Professional Conduct Committee against Mr El-Fadil Kardaman, registered pharmacist of Auckland (the Pharmacist).


The charge alleged the Pharmacist:


1. failed to attend to recertification requirements as required by the Pharmacy Council between 2007 and 2016;


2. failed to submit complete recertification records for audit in 2009 and 2011; and


3. failed to complete competency programmes in 2014 and 2015.




The hearing proceeded on the basis of an agreed summary of facts and the Pharmacist accepted that his conduct amounted to professional misconduct warranting disciplinary sanction.


The Tribunal found the charge was established in respect of each of the particulars, and that his conduct amounted to both negligence and conduct that is likely to bring discredit to the pharmacy profession.




The Tribunal censured the Pharmacist and imposed conditions on his practice for two years.  The Tribunal further ordered the Pharmacist pay a fine of $3,000 and costs of $19, 974.


The Tribunal directed publication of its decision and a summary.