The ABC has a horror story of the silence of the medical board when it comes to acting against one of their own.
ACT health services commissioner Mary Durkin has raised concerns that a Canberra doctor is still treating patients despite more than 70 complaints being made against him.
After investigating the complaints in March last year, the commissioner – along with the ACT Medical Board – recommended that an emergency order be sought to stop the doctor from practising.
But 16 months later, the Medical Board is still yet to take the next step of applying for a legal order to suspend the man.
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Commissioner Durkin is frustrated and concerned by the delay.