Professional Misconduct

Ian Haris

Address: NSW, Australia
Sex: Male
Occupation: Medical other
Date: 28 Oct 2014


The NSW Health Care Complaints Commission has completed its investigation into a complaint concerning the conduct of Mr Ian Haris (formerly known as Dr Ian Raymond Gregory), in relation to:

  • the administration of Schedule 4 cosmetic injectables without the direction or supervision of a registered medical practitioner

  • possessing and intending to administer a medication not listed on the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods

  • providing health services as a cosmetic therapist whilst suffering from a physical and/or mental impairment.

The Commission determined that Mr Haris has breached the NSW Code of Conduct for Unregistered Health Practitioners when he failed to provide a health service in a safe and ethical manner. The Commission made the following prohibition order under section 41A(2)(a) of the Health Care Complaints Act 1993:

  • Mr Haris may only administer Schedule 4 medications to clients under the direct supervision of a registered medical practitioner, where direct supervision means:
    - the registered medical practitioner is on the premises at the time of the treatment;
    - the registered medical practitioner performs the examination and assessment of the client prior to treatment;
    - the registered medical practitioner authorises the administration of a restricted substance to the client where the restricted substance has been previously dispensed on prescription for the particular client by a pharmacist; or
    - the administration of the restricted substance is authorised by the registered medical practitioner who provides a written patient-specific authorisation for the administration of a restricted substance to confirm the medical practitioner’s intention, which is kept in the client’s clinical record.

  • Mr Haris must not advertise or allow to be advertised the services that are to be provided by him unless the advertisement specifies that he is subject to this prohibition order.

  • Mr Haris must not advertise himself or allow himself to be advertised as a currently registered medical practitioner.
    The Commission has determined not to release its statement of decision in this matter as it contains a significant amount of private health information about Mr Haris.