Psychologist has sex with patient, misuses Medicare items
A psychologist had sex with a patient while inappropriately billing Medicare for relationship counselling for the woman and her husband, a tribunal has found.
The woman had been referred to the psychologist in March 2016, under a mental healthcare plan, for generalised anxiety resulting from her marriage problems, according to the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal.
The psychologist simultaneously treated her husband under a separate care plan for reactive depression associated with their marriage woes.
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