29 Jan 2020
Brazilian national Mr Eduardo Soares Penques has been convicted of holding himself out as a dentist and carrying out restricted dental acts following charges laid by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra).
In February 2019, the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2019 (Qld) was passed by the Queensland Parliament. The amendments included increased penalties and introduced an imprisonment term of up to three years for offences against the National Law. The penalties will apply to offences committed after 1 July 2019. The introduction of an imprisonment term means that some offences will automatically become indictable offences in all states and territories (except Western Australia).