GP suspended for altering patient notes

A Darwin-based doctor who altered the records of two skin cancer patients has lost his appeal against a suspension.

 Dr Wijeneka 'Aruna' Liyanage, was accused of sexual misconduct in 2014 but won back his license on appeal after it was determined he was not a threat to public safety.

However, last week the Northern Territory Civil and Administrative Tribunal rejected his latest appeal to keep his job.

This time the tribunal heard that Dr Liyanage had sent altered patient notes to AHPRA after his patient, known as Patient B, complained about a “cursory and rushed