Court rules registration conditions not secret

The woman, Lisa Bain, went to the NSW District Court seeking an order that AHPRA and the surgeon, Dr Jayne Bambit, release documents outlining 18 undertakings she was required to make following an unsatisfactory professional conduct finding by the former Queensland regulator – since merged into AHPRA.

Some of Dr Bambit’s undertakings related to certain breast augmentation procedures and risk disclosure.

Ms Bain argued the undertakings, which applied from 2007 to 2010, coincided with her 2009 procedure, which also included an upper eyelift.

AHPRA lawyers had “considered that these documents were exempt from production on an FOI request because they contained personal information and because the disclosure of that information was considered to be unreasonable in the circumstances”, Judge Leonard Levy said last week.