Vitomir Zepinic loses appeal against five-year ban for misrepresenting qualification
September 21, 2010
On August 17, 2010, the Psychologists Tribunal upheld a five-year ban practice against Vitomir Zepinic, who had appealed an earlier Tribunal decision that found him guilty of misconduct for misrepresenting his credentials to practice as a psychologist.
The original Tribunal decision found that Mr. Zepinic had falsely claimed to have medical degrees from Sarajevo and Belgrade universities and had misled the Medical Boards of New South Wales, Western Australia and Queensland, Australia.
The Tribunal’s decision document lists 19 separate occasions between 1996 and 2009 when Zepinic misrepresented his qualifications to licensing boards/councils, prospective employers, a court of law and a publishing company, among others.
Additionally, Zepinic was convicted August 18, 2008 on six counts of “Take/use false description concerning entitlement to register,” in violation of the Australian Medical Practice Act.
Source: Appeal from Board Decision Under Section 17 and Inquiry Under Section 109, Psychologist Act 2001, in the Matter of Vitomir Zepinic, Matter Number PST 005/2008, PS0030713, Zepinic v. Psychologists Registration Board of New South Wales  NSWPST 6.
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