In February 2018 a New South Wales chiropractor was convicted of false advertising after he claimed to be able to prevent, treat and cure cancer in his advertising. Dr Hance Limboro pleaded guilty to 13 charges filed by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency in August 2016. He was convicted of unlawfully advertising a regulated health service and using testimonials, fined $29,500 by the court and ordered to pay AHPRA’s legal costs.
On Monday, 30 July the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal cancelled his registration stating Dr Limboro was “not a suitable person for registration in the profession of chiropractic and that the circumstances of his offence render him unfit in the public interest to practise as a chiropractor.” The Tribunal described the actions of Dr Limboro as "calculated", "unethical" and "predatory".
Australian Chiropractors Association (ACA) President, Dr Anthony Coxon, said the ACA welcomed the decision by the Tribunal.
“This decision is a reminder to all health practitioners that public protection is paramount and a stark reminder to anyone advertising health services that they must comply with the National Law”, Dr Coxon said.
The Tribunal order that Dr Limboro’s registration as a chiropractor be cancelled and prohibited him from providing any health service for the duration of the cancellation of registration. He may not apply for a review of the decision for two years and was also ordered to pay the NSW Health Care Complaints Commission’s costs.
You can read the Tribunal decision by clicking here.
Tuesday 31 July 2018