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Thursday, 11 August 2011

Singapore doctor is suspended, fined for misconduct

SINGAPORE: The Singapore Medical Council (SMC) has suspended a medical practioner for four months, beginning Aug 1.

Dr Tan Boon Huat, 62, pleaded guilty to 33 charges. He was fined S$4,000 and censured.

In a statement today, SMC said the charges against Dr Tan involved failure to exercise due care in the management of his patients by inappropriately prescribing benzodiazepines and other hypnotics.

A Disciplinary Committee Inquiry was held, following a complaint dated Dec 12, 2007, by the Ministry of Health to the SMC.

Dr Tan was also ordered to provide a written undertaking to the SMC that he would not engage in the conduct complained of, or any similar conduct.- BERNAMA


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