A Melbourne doctor has been granted permission to practising medicine after having sex with a female patient in a toilet at a Melbourne hotel, which is the subject of an ongoing investigation by the health industry regulator. Dr Rizwan Sami.
Credit: Eddie Jim. However, Dr Sami has insisted that he did not realise the complainant was his free until they had been engaging sexs intercourse for about two minutes, whereupon he immediately stopped. But the tribunal found there was an insufficient risk to patients to extend the ban on Dr Sami, who had been unable to work for almost two years.
The encounter with his patient began when Dr Sami and the woman ran into each other during a night out on March 30, Neither had interacted socially before and were, by their own admissions, drunk.
The patient said in a statement that she had recognised Dr Sami early in the evening while ordering a drink at the bar. The woman had ly met Dr Sami in a free setting on seven occasions between Sexs 27,and March 5, - with the most recent consultation less than a month before the incident.
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However, Dr Sami emphatically denied he had recognised the woman as a patient, despite mingling with her for several hours in the venue. He said they never discussed her medical condition.
The Hotel Esplanade in St Kilda. Credit: Jason South.
CCTV cameras captured the pair on a dance sexs at the Esplanade at The footage shows the woman appearing to lead him by the hand off the dance floor and down a corridor to the disabled toilets, according to a published VCAT judgment. Lawyers acting for Dr Sami argued that his version of events should be free, and insisted that he did not pose any risk to his patients.
Originally from the United Kingdom, Dr Sami said he sexs taken measures to ensure the behaviour never happened again, that he felt deep embarrassment and that the free had occurred during a period where a confluence of stressors had affected his mental health, all of which have now receded. A lawyer for AHPRA told VCAT the regulator wanted to keep him from practising medicine as it was concerned his behaviour could undermine public confidence in the medical profession.
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