Case Type:

Freedom of Conscience, Freedom of Religion, Regulated Professionals, The Risks of Social Media

Jeremy – Discipline for Social Media Comments

Status: Resolved

Jeremy – Discipline for Social Media Comments

Jeremy* is a Christian medical practitioner with over 40 years’ experience. He shared his opinion on social media regarding psychological challenges faced by LGBT+ people and an anonymous complaint was made to the Medical Board. Jeremy was subsequently investigated, with his internet history being placed under close scrutiny.

Up until this point Jeremy had an unblemished record and no complaints from patients or other health practitioners over his many years as a practitioner. Jeremy was cautioned and had invasive restrictions placed on his license to practice medicine, which included heavy restrictions on his use of social media and education on gender and sexuality issues.

*Clients have been de-identified where settlements were confidential, where issues are sensitive, where requested or where the matter is currently before the Courts.

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