Dr Samuel Van Eeden v The Medical Council, Ireland and the Attorney General [2021]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
    IEHC 606
  • Legal Body
    High Court of Ireland (IEHC)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Disciplinary and Grievance Issues, Tribunal Practice, Procedures and Jurisdictional Issues
Issues covered: Res Judicata; Disciplinary proceedings; Fitness to Practice Inquiry

On the 22nd of October 2014, the Plaintiff was acquitted of 16 charges before the District Court relating to importing medicines without a licence into the State.   In September 2016 the Medical Council proposed to open an inquiry before the Fitness to Practice Committee regarding, inter alia, whether he had prescribed an unauthorised medicine to a patient in his GP practice.  The Plaintiff claimed that he was being subjected to disciplinary proceedings by his professional body in relation to matters for which he was acquitted by the District Court in October 2014 and so the disciplinary proceedings should not go ahead. 

On 6th of October 2015, the PPC determined that

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This article is correct at 30/09/2021
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