GPs warned over 'misused' medical certificates

Avant said it was asked to defend a GP after a medical certificate they issued for childcare ended up as evidence in a custody dispute

A GP was reported to AHPRA after a medical certificate he wrote for a child with non-suspicious minor injuries was then misused in a custody dispute between the mother and father.

Claire Bassingthwaighte, Avant Law
Claire Bassingthwaighte, Avant Law.

According to Avant, the GP’s medicolegal drama started when he made a home visit after the mother raised concerns about injuries on the child