Dr Frank SIMONSON, another Bega Valley notorious doctor known for his medical malpractice than anything else gets a 3 month’s suspension. That is all. With a track record like his, he should have been suspended permanently and not ever allowed to practise medicine again.
Who is going to “mentor” him?
This is the same doctor who said in 2008 that criminal Dr Graeme REEVES was a ‘an asset to the Bega Valley and one of the better surgeons he had worked with’. That says it all.
30 June 2017
The NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (‘the Tribunal’) has published orders and reasons for its decision in Stage 2 of proceedings following its finding of professional misconduct by Dr Frank SIMONSON on 1 June 2017.
On 29 June 2017, the Tribunal ordered that Dr Simonson’s registration be suspended for a period of three months effective from one month from this date. The Tribunal further ordered that following the expiry of the period of suspension, Dr Simonson’s registration will be subject to the following conditions:
- that he not work in a hospital setting in any capacity;
- to submit to an audit of his medical practice to be conducted by the Medical Council within 6 months;
- to participate in mentoring for a period of 12 months.
The Tribunal observed Dr Simonson’s lack of contrition and remorse and particularly his inability to express insight into his misconduct.
The full decision is available at NSW Caselaw