Jayant Patel to face disciplinary tribunal

The board has asked the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT) to rule that Mr Patel acted unprofessionally by lying to gain employment as a surgeon in Queensland.

If the finding is made, the board may request that the 63-year-old be banned from applying for registration anywhere in Australia.

"The general process is that the tribunal will seek to determine if there are grounds for the disciplinary action," a QCAT spokeswoman said.

"If grounds are established, submissions may then be sought regarding sanctions."

The hearing will be held on 8 September. 

Mr Patel was convicted and jailed in Queensland in 2010 of three counts of manslaughter and one of grievous bodily harm relating to surgeries on patients, but the convictions were quashed on appeal last year.

He has since moved back to the US after receiving a two-year suspended sentence in Brisbane last year for lying to gain employment as a surgeon

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