New Zealand psychiatrist loses license for sexually assaulting patient

February 22, 2018

New Zealand Psychiatrist Bruce James Spittle was found guilty of sexually assaulting a mentally unwell patient and has been struck off the medical register.

Spittle repeatedly molested the woman in 1999.

The 72-year-old was stripped of his medical license at a hearing of the Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal's Professional Conduct Committee (PCC) in Auckland on Wednesday.  He was also censured and ordered to pay $5720 in costs.

SOURCE: Craig Hoyle, "Doctor struck off after being found guilty of sexually assaulting patient," Stuff, 21 Feb 2018,


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