If a health practitioner has the word "registered" in the column "registration status" they are registered and are legally able to practise within the scope of their registration. The exceptions to this are:
- practitioners who have a ‘non-practising’ status.
- practitioners who have their registration suspended.
- practitioners who have a condition on the registration which stops them from practising.
More information about the terms used in the registers can be found in the Glossary.
Registration expiry date
Under the National Law, practitioners remain registered while their registration renewal application is being processed. Practitioners may be correctly displayed as 'registered', but have a registration expiry date that has passed. The registration expiry date is adjusted as applications that meet the requirements of the National Law are processed.
Practitioners can check online whether their renewal application has been received. If AHPRA has received their application they can continue to practise within the scope of their registration while the application is processed.
Health Practitioner: Dr Andrew Mark Ladhams
|Languages (in addition to English):
- Bachelor of Medicine / Bachelor of Surgery, University of Queensland, Australia, 2002
Principal Place of Practice
|Date of first Registration:
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|Registration expiry date:
Under the National Law, registrants are able to practise while their renewal application is being processed. Practitioners also remain registered for one month after their registration expiry date. If the practitioner's name appears on the Register, they are registered and can practise (excepting practitioners with a Registration Type of 'non-practising' or those with a condition which stops them from practising, or where their registration is suspended).
View definition of 'Condition'
- On 20 December 2013, the Medical Board of Australia (the Board) imposed the following conditions on the registration of Dr Andrew Ladhams (the practitioner)):
1. For the purposes of these conditions, Lyme Disease includes any illness caused by an organism known as Borrelia burgdorferi (including any strains of that organism, namely Borellia garinii, Borrelia afzelii and Borrelia Burgdorferi (stricto senso)).
2. The practitioner must not diagnose and/or treat Lyme disease without his having obtained a positive diagnosis of Lyme Disease from a laboratory accredited by the National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) using Centres for Disease Control (CDC) criteria.
3. The practitioner must not treat any patient for Lyme disease with intravenous antibiotics without having referred the patient to an Infectious Diseases Specialist for the development of a written Medical Treatment Plan. Before referring any patient to an Infectious Diseases Specialist, the practitioner must first obtain the approval of the Medical Board of Australia to refer patients to that specialist for that purpose.
4. The practitioner must only treat any patient referred to an Infectious Diseases Specialist pursuant to condition 3 in accordance with the written Medical Treatment Plan developed by the Specialist.
5. An AHPRA representative for the Board will contact and exchange information with the practitioner’s employer/ partners/colleagues in his practice and every person who is, or may be, responsible for booking consultations with the practitioner, at such time or times as the Board or its representative shall determine for the purpose of monitoring the practitioner’s compliance with these conditions.
6. The Medicare Program, Department of Human Services, Australia and Private Health Insurance Funds are required to provide information to the Board or its representatives about the practitioner’s practice of his profession.
7. The practitioner must allow an AHPRA representative for the Board to access, inspect and copy his patient records, including but not limited to appointment diaries and prescribing records at his practice locations for the purpose of monitoring his compliance with the conditions.
- On 26 September 2013 a Performance and Professional Standards Panel decided to record the following conditions on the practitioner's record on the national public register:
1. The practitioner must complete a further education and training program approved by the Board.
a. The education and training program should address the following areas:
• establishing professional boundaries and preventing boundary violations in clinical practice
• preparation of mental health treatment plans
• recognising the role of mental health in the management of chronic disease; and
• techniques for resolving conflict
b. The further education and training program must be completed within six months of the date of this decision, and the practitioner must give documentary evidence to the Board upon completion of the education and training program.
2. The practitioner must actively participate in a mentoring program as follows:
• The practitioner is to nominate a mentor for the approval of the Board within 2 months of the date of this decision.
• The mentor is to be a registered medical practitioner, of appropriate maturity and experience, who is not in a close collegiate, social or financial relationship with the practitioner, and who gives written consent to act as the practitioner’s mentor.
• The mentoring is to occur monthly for a period of 3 months, and thereafter for a further period of 3 months at a frequency to be determined by the mentor based on his or her assessment of the practitioner’s knowledge, application and progress in the following areas:
o appropriate communication with patients, properly documented; and
o appropriate documentation and clinical notes that meet the requirements set out section 8.4 of the Board’s Good Medical Practice: Code of Conduct for Doctors in Australia approved under section 39 of the National Law, and the RACGP Standards for General Practice (4th ed) especially the keeping of accurate, up-to-date and legible records that report relevant details of clinical history, clinical findings, determinations and investigations. Records should also contain information given to patients, medication and other managements and ensure that there is sufficient information to allow another medical practitioner to continue the management of the patient and to facilitate continuity of medical care.
• The practitioner must provide a written authority for the mentor to provide a report in writing to the Board at the end of the three month period and within 28 days of the end of the period of the mentoring.
• If the Board is not satisfied that the report of the mentor demonstrate to the satisfaction of the Board that the practitioner has benefited from the mentoring sessions, the practitioner may be required undergo further mentoring or education as determined by the Board.
3. The practitioner must bear all costs incurred to comply with these conditions, including the costs of the reports of the mentor.
4. The details of the conditions imposed on the practitioner’s registration will be recorded on the Board’s register for the period in which the conditions are in force.
5. These conditions are not to be reviewed for a period of 18 months.
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View definition of 'Reprimand'
- On 26 September 2013 a Performance and Professional Standards Panel decided to take relevant action and reprimand the practitioner.