Disciplinary complaints against registered medical practitioners are prosecuted by the Health Care Complaints Commission before the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT) or a Professional Standards Committee (PSC).
The Tribunal and PSCs are legally separate from and independent of the Medical Council which provides administrative and technical support for proceedings and implements any hearing decisions. General information about disciplinary hearings is available in the following overview.
Upcoming Tribunal hearings
The NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT) commenced operation on 1 January 2014 and handles all matters previously dealt with by the Medical Tribunal.
Health practitioner Tribunal matters are dealt with in the Health Practitioner Division List in the Occupational Division of NCAT. Hearings are listed on the Occupational Hearing Lists on the NCAT website.
The NCAT Occupational Division Registry is located at:
Level 10, John Maddison Tower
86 - 90 Goulburn Street, Sydney
Telephone: 1300 066 228
Health practitioner hearings are held either in John Maddison Tower or at the Tribunal hearing rooms in the Health Professional Councils Authority at 477 Pitt Street, Sydney.
Upcoming PSC hearings
Professional Standards Committee hearings are listed below. The Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (NSW) states that the proceedings of PSCs constituted after 1 October 2008 are to be open to the public except where the Committee directs otherwise. As a PSC may order that an inquiry be closed, or that details not be published, the Medical Council is unable to release any information about the hearing other than the name and date below. Further details about proceedings are also contained in:
Persons attending a hearing must abide by any non-publication directions made by the PSC Chairperson. Information regarding PSC proceedings and attendance is detailed in the following:
The following PSCs are scheduled:
21 April 2017 Dr Peter James Mayne
26 April 2017 Dr Graham Thein-Win