Good quacks and bad quacks

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Sunday, March 29, 2020 - 02:05 to 02:55
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The phenomenon of health practitioners fabricating their qualifications, obtaining professional registration and/or practising without authorisation and without the requisite expertise has a lengthy and colourful history.  It continues to occur with some regularity.

There are a range of different motivations for people spuriously assuming the identity of health practitioners. This presentation highlights a number of well known cases, and then discusses the various attributes and characteristics of bogus health practitioners, highlighting the roles the regulatory bodies and courts can play to prevent and deter such offending.