Patients wait for Hasil outcome
ALLEGED victims of Dr Roman Hasil, the former Lismore registrar accused of professional misconduct, are still waiting to hear the outcome of a Health Care Complaints Commission investigation.
Connie Scholl, of Casino, the spokeswoman for the former patients, said the commission had phoned her last month to tell her the investigation was now complete.
She was advised that Dr Hasil had responded to the allegations.
However, the women would have to wait to find out whether the doctor would be disciplined.
“They said it could be days, weeks or months,” Ms Scholl said.
Ms Scholl said she did not know the exact number of complaints made to the commission about the doctor, but she had been contacted by more than 40 women who said they had been mistreated while in his care.
The report from the investigation has been handed to the commission's director of proceedings, Karen Mobbs, who will decide what course of action, if any, should be taken.
The commission's chief executive, Kim Swan, said he could not comment specifically on the investigation due to confidentially.
However, Mr Swan said the director of proceedings would make a decision on where the matter should be referred.
The matter could go to the professional standards committee which generally heard allegations which were not of a serious nature.
If, however, the director found the matter to be of a serious nature, it would be heard before a medical tribunal.
The tribunal would be made up of a district court judge, two doctors, and a community member. The Sydney hearing, would be open to the public.