Chief Psychiatrist suspended by AHPRA over relationship with ‘vulnerable’ woman

While not a therapeutic relationship, AHPRA said it was still inappropriate
Dr Aaron Groves. Photo: Newspix

A leading doctor has failed in his legal bid to lift his suspension under emergency powers for starting a relationship with a woman he first met while working as Tasmania’s chief psychiatrist.

The suspension of Dr Aaron Groves — who had previously been chief psychiatrist in SA, WA and Queensland — was revealed last month after the Tasmanian Department of Health stood him down from his role.