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File Number: Med18/414P
Practitioner: Mushfiq Ahmad


Hearing Start Date:

Hearing End Date:

26/06/2018

26/06/2018


Hearing Town/City: Auckland

Hearing Location:

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

Executive Officer: Miss Debra Gainey (04) 381 6816


Charge Characteristics:

Sexual misconduct - indecent assault (Established)


Additional Orders:


Appeal Order:


Decision:

Full Decision 982Med18414P.pdf


Appeal Decision:


Precis of Decision:

Charge

On 26 June 2018 in Auckland, the Health Practititoners Disciplinary Tribunal considered a charge laid by the Professional Conduct Committee against Dr Mushfiq Ahmad, Medical Practitioner of Auckland (the Doctor).

The charge alleged that the Doctor had been convicted in the District Court on six charges of indecent assault against six different women, all patients who had been referred to him for employment related medical assessments.  The patients were all young women, of a different ethnicity and vulnerable.

Findings

The hearing proceeded on an agreed summary of facts basis.  The Tribunal was satisfied that the charge was established under both sections of 100(1)(b) and (c) of the Act and reflected adversely on the Doctor's fitness to practise,  The Tribunal was also satisfied that the acts and conduct on the Doctor's part brought discredit to the medical profession.

Penalty

The Tribunal censured the Doctor, and cancelled his registration as a medical practitioner.  The Tribunal ordered the Doctor to pay a contribution of $12,000 towards the total costs of the Tribunal and the PCC.