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Professional Misconduct

Peter Edwin Jones


Address: Sydney, NSW, Australia
Sex: Male
Occupation: Doctor
Date: 1 August 2012


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Dr Peter Edwin Jones was reprimanded on 1 August 2012 by a Medical Tribunal.


The Health Care Complaints Commission ("HCCC") made two complaints against Dr Peter Jones. The first was dated 30 August 2011. The second was dated 22 December 2011.


The first complaint suggests that Dr. Jones was guilty of unsatisfactory professional conduct under section 1396 of the National Law in that the practitioner has:


(I) demonstrated the judgment possessed, or care exercised, by the practitioner in the practice of the practitioner’s profession is significantly below the standard reasonably expected of a practitioner of an equivalent level of training or experience.


(ii) engaged in improper or unethical conduct relating to the practice or purported practice of medicine.


The second complaint suggests that Dr. Jones was guilty of professional misconduct under section 139E of the National Law in that the practitioner has:


(i) engaged in unsatisfactory professional conduct of a sufficiently serious nature to justify suspension or cancellation of the practitioners registration, or


(ii) engaged in more than one instance of unsatisfactory professional conduct that when the instances are considered together amount to conduct of a sufficiently serious nature to justify suspension or cancellation of the practitioners registration.


The Tribunal made the following orders:


(1) The Practitioner is reprimanded in respect of both complaints.


(2) The Practitioner is subject to conditions on his registration as set out in Annexure 3 to these reasons.


(3) The conditions may be reviewed by the Medical Council of NSW under Part 8 of Division 8 of the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (NSW). The Medical Council is the appropriate review body for those purposes. However, sections 125 to 127 of the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law are to apply whilst the practitioners principal place is anywhere in Australia other than in New South Wales, so that a review of the conditions may be conducted by the Medical Board of Australia.


(4) Dr Jones is fined $10000 in respect of the Second Complaint. Payment is to be made to the Medical Council of NSW within 90 days of these orders.


(5) The practitioner is to pay the complainants costs in the proceedings.