GP deregistered for sexual misconduct

Dr Victor King, who at the time of the incidents in 2007 was working at the Chinatown Medical Centre, was found to have engaged in professional misconduct, including inappropriate touching.

The tribunal also upheld a patient complaint that while performing a Pap smear, the GP had asked inappropriate and intimate questions about the patient’s boyfriends and sexual experience.

“It was improper to ask about the patient’s sexual history while the intimate examination was occurring. At the time that the patient was being examined, she was in a vulnerable situation and questions about sexual history would have been particularly embarrassing,” the tribunal found.

In upholding the complaint, the Medical Tribunal of NSW rejected Dr King’s assertion the patient’s discussion with another patient who had also lodged a complaint about his conduct had contaminated the evidence of both patients.

The tribunal also found