Corporate under fire over GP supervision

A medical tribunal has accused a major corporate of risking public safety by failing to supervise one of its GPs who last year was suspended under emergency powers.

The case of Dr Syeda Tausif, who was found guilty of professional misconduct for prescribing unsafe doses of opioids to patients with drug dependencies, has raised questions about the legal responsibilities of corporates to support poorly performing doctors.

According to the ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal,