GP fined $15,000 for lying about criminal past

He failed to alert AHPRA to his conviction for domestic violence while working in the US

A GP has been fined $15,000 after failing to notify AHPRA he had been jailed in the US for domestic violence.

The Queensland-based doctor had been working as a physician in the state of Massachusetts for five years when he pleaded guilty to domestic assault and battery in 2013.

He spent a total of five months in pre-trial custody and then a further four months in jail following his conviction.

During this time he signed a voluntary agreement not to practice medicine in Massachusetts but submitted an online application to AHPRA to

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