Medical Council v Dr. Gerard Waters [2021]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
    IEHC 252
  • Legal Body
    High Court of Ireland (IEHC)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Tribunal Practice, Procedures and Jurisdictional Issues, Coronavirus/Covid-19
Issues covered: Medical Practitioners Act, 2007; Covid-19; Interim Suspension; Balance of Rights

This is an application brought by the Medical Council seeking an interim suspension of the Respondent’s registration from the Register of Medical Practitioners pursuant to s.60 of the Medical Practitioners Act 2007. 

The Respondent is a general practitioner.  On the 16th of September 2020, the Medical Council received a complaint from one of the Respondent’s patients. The complaint related to a consultation the patient had earlier that same day with the Respondent.  The patient was informed by the Receptionist that the Respondent could not refer patients for Covid-19 testing because the surgery did not have a computerised system to facilitate such referrals. When the patient

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This article is correct at 22/04/2021

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