Friday, March 07, 2008

Lotz Uv Missteaks

I was reading the following article on FoxSnooze. I sent a letter to the editor pointing out all the errors. Find the errors, report in the comments. In all fairness to Fox, they appear to just be pasting an article from another source but it lowers the editing standards. Here's the article on the website. It may be corrected by the time you read this which is why I copied it below in its entirety.

An Australian doctor who had sex with his two daughters was ordered never to practice medicine again, it is being reported by

The man, who cannot be named because it would indentify his daughters, is served two prison sentences following his convictions in courts in Brisbane and Canberra.

Last year, the Health Practitioners Tribunal of Queensland suspened the doctor for five years and listed a number of requirements in order for him to register again.

However, the Medical Board of Queensland went to the Court of Appeal seeking his name be removed permanently from the register and that he never be allowed to practisc again.

The court heard the man had previously been suspended in 1996 after being charged with misconduct for having sex with a patient.

He was re-registered in 1997 after serving a nine months suspension.

The court was told in February 2005, the man pleaded guilty to indecently dealing with his daughters, aged 11 and 10 at the time, in 2003 and 2004.

He was jailed for 12 months to be suspended after four months on those charges.

In June 2005, he pleaded guilty to two counts of having sexual intercourse with his daughter while in the ACT.

In the Supreme Court in Canberra he was jailed for three years with a non-parole period of 14 months.

The Court of Appeal today upheld the Medical Board's appeal and set aside the Tribunal's suspension.

In its place it imposed a sentence of cancelling the man's registration as a doctor and ordered he never again be allowed to practise as a doctor in Queensland.

Justice Pat Keane noted the man had admitted having committed violations with six other female patients and the daughter of an elderly patient.

He said the conditions imposed by the Tribunal on the doctor's reregistration were inadequate.

"A medical practitioner cannot be rendered fit to practice by conditions which reflect the likelihood he will actually do harm to a large segment of the public if allowedto enjoy the privileged status of medical practitioner," he added.