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File Number: Med17/408P
Practitioner: Alistair Francis Farr


Hearing Start Date:

Hearing End Date:

04/04/2018

04/04/2018


Hearing Town/City: Auckland

Hearing Location:

Albert Room, Crowne Plaza Hotel, 128 Albert Street, Auckland, commencing at 9.00 am

Executive Officer: Debra Gainey (04) 381 6816


Charge Characteristics:

Drugs - inappropriate possession/unlawful use (Established)


Legislation - Misuse of Drugs Regulations 1977
(Established)


Additional Orders:


Appeal Order:


Decision:

Full Decision 976Med17408P.pdf


Appeal Decision:


Precis of Decision:

Charge

On 04 April 2018 in Auckland,  the Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal considered a charge laid by the Professional Conduct Committee against Dr Alistair Farr, Medical Practitioner of Hamilton (the Doctor).

The charge alleged that the Doctor had accessed a medication room and removed medication and medical equipment for his personal use.

Findings

The hearing proceeded on an agreed summary of facts basis.  The Tribunal was satisfied that the charge was established and professional misconduct was established under both s100(1)(a) and s100(1)(b) of the Act.

Penalty

The Tribunal censured the Doctor and imposed conditions on resumption of his practise for a period of 3 years.  The Tribunal ordered the Doctor to pay a contribution of $10,000 towards the costs of the Tribunal and the Professional Conduct Committee.