Illegal botulinum-injecting doc sanctioned

In 2013, Ian Haris, formerly known as Dr Ian Raymond Gregory, was found in possession of a substance purporting to be a Schedule 4 medication, which appeared to have been imported from Indonesia, the NSW Health Care Complaints Commission (HCCC) said.

The substance had not been listed on the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods, which meant it had not met Australian safety standards.

Mr Haris was also found to have breached the law by administering two Schedule 4 medicines — botulinum toxin and hyaluronic acid — for cosmetic use without authorisation or the supervision of a doctor.

His “unsafe and unethical” actions breached the state’s code of conduct for unregistered health practitioners, the HCCC concluded.

Although the commission deemed Mr Haris a risk to the public in late 2014, its decision last week amended a prohibition order against him to allow him to continue as a cosmetic injector under the