Register of practitioners

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:

  1. practitioners who have a ‘non-practising’ status. 
  2. practitioners who have their registration suspended. 
  3. 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.

Registration due?

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.

Registration Details

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Health Practitioner: Dr Ramin Harirchian

Personal Details

Sex:
Male
Languages (in addition to English):
Persian
Qualifications:
  • MD TEHRAN, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences (Tehran), Iran, 1994
  • Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, Australia, 2011
  • AMC CERTIFICATE, Australian Medical Council, Australia, 2011

Principal Place of Practice

Suburb:
SPRINGFIELD LAKES
State:
QLD
Postcode:
4300
Country:
Australia

Registration Details

Profession:
Medical Practitioner
Registration number:
MED0001643707
Date of first Registration in Profession:
View definition of 'Date of first Registration'
17/09/2007
Registration status:
Registered
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).

  • On 26 February 2020, the Medical Board of Australia (the Board) imposed conditions on the registrations of Dr Ramin Harirchian (‘the practitioner’).

    Limitations on practice

    1. The Practitioner may practise only in a position of practice approved by Ahpra or the Board.

    2. The Practitioner may only practise a maximum of 40hrs over 5 days a week.

    For the purposes of this condition, 'practise' is defined as any role, whether remunerated or not, in which the individual uses their skills and knowledge as a medical practitioner in their profession. It is not restricted to the provision of direct clinical care and includes using the knowledge and skills of a medical practitioner in a direct non-clinical relationship with a client, working in management, administration, education, research, advisory, regulatory or policy development roles and any other roles that impact on safe, effective delivery of services in the medical practitioner industry.

    3. By 11 March 2020, the Practitioner must provide to Ahpra, on the approved form (HP7), acknowledgement that Ahpra may:

    a. Seek reports from the Director of Medical Services/ Senior Manager or equivalent (the senior person) at each place of practice on an as required basis.

    b. Request and access from the senior person at each place of practice copies of rosters, pay slips, or the equivalent.

    c. Have contact with and access information from, where relevant, Medicare, private health insurers and/or practice billing data.

    4. By 11 March 2020, the Practitioner must provide to Ahpra, on the approved form (HPS7), acknowledgement from the senior person at each place of practice that they are aware Ahpra may seek reports from them.

    Prohibition on access to medication

    5. The practitioner must not prescribe, possess, supply, administer, handle, dispense, access, check (hereafter referred to as ‘access’) including as emergency treatment supplies or doctor’s bag stock:

    a. Any substance listed in Schedule(s) 8 of the Standard for the Uniform Scheduling of Medicines and Poisons (the SUSMP) as amended from time to time and as published at https://www.tga.gov.au/publication/poisons-standard-susmp,

    b. Any Schedule 4 restricted drug of dependency, however so named or referred to, scheduled or otherwise regulated by law in state or territory in which they may practise,

    c. Pharmaceutical items containing any active ingredient listed within Schedule 8 of the SUSMP, or in a drug of dependency; and

    d. The schedule 4 Medication Tramadol.

    6. By 11 March 2020, the Practitioner must provide to Ahpra:

    a. Acknowledgement, on the approved form (HP1), that Ahpra may obtain reports from the Director of Medical Services, Senior Manager or equivalent (a senior person) at each and every place of practice on a two monthly basis or as otherwise required by the Board or Ahpra.

    b. Acknowledgment, on the form (HP1), that for the purpose of monitoring compliance with the condition restricting access to medication, Ahpra may contact Medicare and/or drugs and poisons regulatory authorities in relevant states or territories.

    c. Confirmation, on the approved form (HPS1), from the senior person at each place of practice that they are aware Ahpra will seek reports from them.

    Supervised Practice

    7. The Practitioner must be supervised by another registered health practitioner (the supervisor) when practicing as a Medical Practitioner.

    For the purposes of this condition, ‘supervised’ is defined as:

    The Practitioner must consult with the supervisor, who is to be accessible by telephone or other means of telecommunication and available to attend the workplace to observe and discuss the management of patients and/or the performance of the Practitioner, when necessary and otherwise at fortnightly intervals.

    8. By 11 March 2020, the Practitioner must, on the approved form (HPN10), nominate a primary supervisor and at least one alternative supervisor to be approved by Ahpra. The Practitioner must ensure that each nomination is accompanied by an acknowledgment, on the approved form (HPNA10), from each nominated supervisor that they are willing to undertake the role of supervisor and are aware that Ahpra will seek reports from them.

    9. In the event that no approved supervisor is willing or able to provide the supervision required the Practitioner must cease practice immediately and must not resume practice until a new supervisor has been nominated by the Practitioner and approve by Ahpra.

    10. By 11 March 2020, the Practitioner is to provide to Ahpra, on the approved form (HP10) acknowledgment that Ahpra may:

    a. Obtain information from relevant authorities (such as but not limited to Medicare)

    b. Obtain information and/or a report from the senior person at each place of practice on a monthly basis, and

    c. Obtain a report from the approved supervisor on a quarterly basis.

    11. Within 14 days prior to commencing work, the Practitioner is to provide to Ahpra, on the approved form (HPS10), acknowledgment from the senior person at each place of practice that Ahpra may seek reports from them.

    This registration is subject to additional conditions that are not publicly available due to privacy obligations.
  • On 18 December 2020, Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal imposed the following conditions:

    Scope of practice

    1. The practitioner must not have contact with female patients.

    2. The practitioner must only practise as a registered health practitioner at the approved practice locations published below:

    The following are approved practice locations:
    (a) Smart Clinics Chermside, Shop 212 Westfield Chermside, Queensland 4032; and
    (b) Hello Home Doctor Service (After-Hours General Practitioner), Suite 14, Level 2 Tower A/1 Springfield Lakes Blvd, Springfield Lakes, Queensland 4300 (including various locations attended as part of this employment).

    3. Prior to the practitioner returning to practise at the approved practice locations, the practitioner must notify the following parties of the conditions imposed on his registration:
    (c) the Senior Medical Practitioner at the practice where the practitioner is approved to work; and
    (d) the Chief Executive Officer at the practice where the practitioner is approved to work; and
    (e) the General Manager of Operations at the practice where the practitioner is approved to work.

    4. The practitioner must take all reasonable steps to ensure appointments are not scheduled for female patients.

    5. The practitioner must maintain overall accountability for ensuring he does not see female patients.

    Completion and submission of forms

    Initial requirements

    6. Within two (2) business days of the commencement of these conditions, the practitioner must provide acknowledgement to the Office of the Health Ombudsman, by completing and submitting the Practitioner acknowledgement form, that they understand the requirements of the gender restrictions as detailed in conditions 1 to 5.

    Current employment

    7. Prior to the practitioner returning to practice at the approved practice locations, the practitioner must complete and submit an Employer acknowledgement and consent form from all current employers providing consent as detailed on the form, and certifying that they have been provided with a copy of this Schedule of Conditions.

    8. Prior to the practitioner returning to practise at the approved practice locations, the practitioner must provide to the office contact details of the persons nominated in condition 3 (a to c) and authorise those persons to provide information in response to requests from the office, by completing and submitting a Staff nomination and acknowledgement form for each nominee accepting the nomination and confirming they are aware of their roles as nominee.

    9. If the persons holding the positions described in condition 3 (a to c) change at any time, the practitioner must notify the Office of the Health Ombudsman (the office) within five (5) business days and submit a new Staff nomination and acknowledgement form for each newly nominated person.

    General

    10. Within five (5) business days of the commencement of these conditions, the practitioner must provide written authorisation to the Office of the Health Ombudsman (by completing the Authority to release information form) to obtain the release of information relating to their professional practice and/or prescribing from:
    a. the Department of Health, Queensland Government;
    b. Services Australia;
    c. Private Health Insurers.

    New or other employment

    11. Prior to commencing in any other employment or practice location the practitioner must complete and submit:
    a. a Request for approval of employment and practice locations form to advise the Office of the Health Ombudsman of the details of the practice location where the practitioner proposes to provide a health service (practise) as a registered health practitioner, and to formally seek approval from the Health Ombudsman to practise at the proposed practice location;
    b. an Employer acknowledgement and consent form from any prospective employer, providing consent as detailed on the form, and certifying that they have been provided with a copy of this Schedule of Conditions; and
    c. a Staff nomination and acknowledgement form for each of the persons described in condition 3 (a to c)* at the proposed practice location to certify they have been provided with a copy of this Schedule of Conditions and ensure each of the nominated parties manage all patient bookings and have general oversight of booking staff to ensure female patients cannot make appointments with the practitioner.

    *In the event the new employer does not have persons in the positions nominated in 3a to 3c of these conditions, then at least two (2) persons must be nominated who hold a position similar or higher to those positions referred to in 3a to 3c.

    Other matters

    12. Within five (5) business days of changing residential address, email address or contact telephone number, the practitioner must provide written notification to the Office of the Health Ombudsman of that change and provide new contact details.

    13. The practitioner must immediately advise the Office of the Health Ombudsman if at any time he is charged with an indictable offence.

    14. If, in the event of a medical emergency, the practitioner is unable to comply with a condition, any such incident must be notified to the Office of the Health Ombudsman within two (2) business days. For the purposes of these conditions, a medical emergency is an incident where it is not possible or reasonable to have a patient with a serious or life- threatening condition seen by another practitioner or transferred to the nearest hospital.

    15. All costs associated with compliance with these conditions are at the practitioner’s own expense.

    16. In circumstances where a female accompanies a patient (who lacks capacity) into the consulting room, where no other adult is in attendance, a chaperone must be present.

    17. In circumstances where the practitioner is called to premises to treat a patient (who lacks capacity) and the practitioner knows a female is present at the premises, and no other adult is present at the premises, he must be accompanied by a chaperone.

    18. The practitioner must provide to the Health Ombudsman the contact details of any person who has acted as a chaperone:
    a. within 5 business days of the end of each calendar month, the contact details of each such person who has acted as a chaperone for that calendar months;
    b. within 5 business days of any request made in writing by the Health Ombudsman, the contact details of each such person who has acted as a chaperone for the period requested by the Health Ombudsman.

    DEFINITIONS

    ‘Chaperone’ means a person who:
    (a) is aged 18 years or over;
    (b) is not a family relation of the practitioner; and
    (c) has provided to the practitioner, in advance of acting as a chaperone:
    (i) consent in writing to be a chaperone;
    (ii) in writing, his/her contact details, including full name, address, and telephone number; and
    (iii) written consent to his/her contact details being provided to the Health Ombudsman.

    ‘Practise’ is defined as any role, whether remunerated or not, in which a practitioner uses their skills and knowledge in a health care industry, whether they are required to be a registered health practitioner or not. It is not restricted to the provision of direct clinical care and includes using the knowledge and skills of any health practitioner in a direct non-clinical relationship with a patient or client, working in management, administration, education, research, advisory, regulatory or policy development roles and any other roles that impact on safe, effective delivery of services in the health care industry.

    ‘Practice location’ means any location where the practitioner provides a health service including any place where the practitioner:
    (a) is self-employed
    (b) shares premises with other registered or unregistered health practitioners
    (c) is engaged by one or more entities under a contract of employment, contract for services or any other arrangement or agreement
    (d) provides services for or on the behalf of one or more entities, whether in an honorary capacity, as a volunteer or otherwise, whether or not the practitioner receives payment from an entity for the services, or
    (e) provides professional services at the residential premises of a patient.

    ‘Patient’ is defined as any individual awaiting, requiring, or receiving the professional services of an unregistered or registered health practitioner.

    ‘Communication device’ is defined as any hardware that transmits voice, video or text including those that transmit information via electronic booking applications.

    ‘Contact with female patients' includes consultation, interview, examination, assessment, prescribing for, advising, or otherwise treating a patient, whether it is in person or on a communication device (including a telephone or video link used for the purposes of a telehealth service).

    ‘Female’ is defined as any individual whose gender identity or gender expression is that of a female.

    ‘Employer’ is defined as an entity that-
    (a) employs the practitioner to provide health services; or
    (b) engages the practitioner to provide health services under a contract for services; or
    (c) operates a facility at which the practitioner provides health services; or
    (d) the practitioner is providing services to or on behalf of, whether in an honorary capacity, as a volunteer or otherwise, and whether or not the practitioner receives payment from the entity for the services.
    ‘Employer’ therefore also includes co-owners, co-directors, contractors of service, and/or owners/operators of medical practices, hospitals and/or facilities where the practitioner provides a health service (even if there is no contractual relationship between the practitioner and the owner/operator).

    ‘Lacks capacity’ means a person who is a child, or who, because of mental or physical disability, is not able effectively to act as a chaperone to any female present.

Registration Type:
General

Registration expiry date:
20/01/2021
Notations - General:
View definition of 'Notation'
  • None
  • None

Registration Type:
Specialist

General practice
Registration expiry date:
20/01/2021
Notations - General:
View definition of 'Notation'
  • None
  • None
 
 
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