It’s a crime to present yourself as a Doctor if you are not registered

Sydney, March 23, 2017

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If you are not a registered medical practitioner in Australia, and present yourself, directly or indirectly, as “Dr”, you are in breach of section 116 of Health Practitioner Regulation National Law. This section is reproduced below. http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/nsw/consol_act/hprnl460/s116.html

AHPRA is the authority to register health professionals and accept complaints. https://www.ahpra.gov.au/

We support this Act to be amended to include punishment of a Jail term in addition to fines.

Previous Posts: https://yadusingh.com/2017/03/11/not-just-fines-jail-terms-should-also-be-given-to-fake-doctors/

https://yadusingh.com/2017/03/15/fian-press-release-not-just-fines-jail-terms-should-also-be-given-to-fake-doctors/

Dr Yadu Singh

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HEALTH PRACTITIONER REGULATION NATIONAL LAW (NSW) – SECT 116 Claims by persons as to registration as health practitioner

116 Claims by persons as to registration as health practitioner

(1) A person who is not a registered health practitioner must not knowingly or recklessly-

(a) take or use the title of “registered health practitioner”, whether with or without any other words; or

(b) take or use a title, name, initial, symbol, word or description that, having regard to the circumstances in which it is taken or used, indicates or could be reasonably understood to indicate-

(i) the person is a health practitioner; or

(ii) the person is authorised or qualified to practise in a health profession; or

(c) claim to be registered under this Law or hold himself or herself out as being registered under this Law; or

(d) claim to be qualified to practise as a health practitioner.

: Maximum penalty-

(a) in the case of an individual-$30,000; or

(b) in the case of a body corporate-$60,000.

(2) A person must not knowingly or recklessly-

(a) take or use the title of “registered health practitioner”, whether with or without any other words, in relation to another person who is not a registered health practitioner; or

(b) take or use a title, name, initial, symbol, word or description that, having regard to the circumstances in which it is taken or used, indicates or could be reasonably understood to indicate-

(i) another person is a health practitioner if the other person is not a health practitioner; or

(ii) another person is authorised or qualified to practise in a health profession if the other person is not a registered health practitioner in that health profession; or

(c) claim another person is registered under this Law, or hold the other person out as being registered under this Law, if the other person is not registered under this Law; or

(d) claim another person is qualified to practise as a health practitioner if the other person is not a registered health practitioner.

: Maximum penalty-

(a) in the case of an individual-$30,000; or

(b) in the case of a body corporate-$60,000.

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