Doctor faces charge

Dr. Ronald John Addleson appeared in Summary Court on Monday on a charge brought under the Health Practice Law.

Mr. Addleson, 52, is accused of operating a health care facility for which a certificate of operation had not been issued by the Registrar of the Health Practice Commission.

Details of the alleged offence pertain to a facility at 30 Pasadora Place between 27 June 2005 and 31 July 2007.

Defence Attorney Shaun McCann told Magistrate Nova Hall that Monday was the first time the matter was before the court and he had not yet received any papers. Crown Counsel Kirsty-Ann Gunn provided him with documents.

The magistrate set Monday, 5 November, as the next mention date.

The Health Practice Law provides that whoever operates a health care facility without a certificate is guilty of an offence and liable on conviction in Summary Court to a fine of $50,000 and a further fine of $10,000 for every day during which the facility is operated without a certificate.