GP banned after letting deregistered doctor prescribe to patients

The GP said he wanted to make use of the former doctor's skills while he went on leave
Geir O'Rourke

A GP has been banned from practising for 18 months after going on leave and allowing a deregistered former doctor working at his practice to write scripts on his behalf.

The GP, 83, admitted the “serious lapse in professional judgement” but said the arrangement began without his knowledge when he left his small Adelaide practice for a month-long overseas trip in 2014.