‘Dangerous’ GP suspended for treating infant son for Asperger’s
The doctor, who also falsely prescribed medications for patients then kept them for himself, and made threatening statements about a psychiatrist who disagreed with his diagnosis of his son, was found to have engaged in unsatisfactory professional conduct and had his registration suspended.
He was also ordered to comply with extensive conditions – including bans on diagnosing and treating patients with Asperger’s syndrome without specialist advice and a ban on treating any family member – by the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT) this month.
QCAT said the GP, now 66, who practices in a small rural town, admitted to treating his child, including prescribing and administering various drugs between 2004 and 2008, without seeking specialist opinion and without the consent of the child’s mother who lives on the same property.
QCAT said the man, whose identity was not disclosed, engaged in “bizarre conduct