Pharmacist disqualified from re-applying for registration for professional misconduct

11 Jan 2019

A pharmacist has been disqualified from re-applying for registration for six months after he admitted to professional misconduct.

Mr Lex Walliss admitted that he had:

  • attended work as a pharmacist on 29 September 2016 while under the influence of numerous substances and fatigue
  • made four dispensing errors in January and May 2016 and in doing so had breached the 2015 Guidelines for dispensing medicines, and
  • practised as a pharmacist on 20 and 23 October 2016 when he knew that doing so would be in breach of conditions on his registration prohibiting him from practising.

The State Administrative Tribunal of Western Australia (the Tribunal) reprimanded Mr Walliss and disqualified him from re-applying for registration for six months.

The Tribunal also ordered that, had Mr Walliss been registered at the date of its orders, the Tribunal would have cancelled his registration.

Mr Walliss was ordered to pay $2,500 towards the Board’s costs of the proceedings.

The Tribunal also determined that Mr Walliss has an impairment.

The Tribunal’s decision is published on its website.

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