“PETER” – INVESTIGATED BY MEDICAL BOARD FOR SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS

Case Type:

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

“Peter” – Investigated by Medical Board for Social Media Posts

Case Type: Freedom of Religion (university campus)
Status: Settled by negotiationa

“Peter” – Investigated by Medical Board for Social Media Posts

Peter* was a doctor in QLD who had complaints made about him to the Medical Board over personal posts on a social media platform about traditional Christian beliefs on sexuality and gender.

Without notification to Peter of any problematic posts, the Medical Board started an investigation into Peter’s social media use. The investigation questioned whether Peter’s personal posts promoted the health of the community and wellbeing of individual patients.

Peter rejects the (anonymous and unclear) accusations of breaching any policy. The proceedings were discontinued after legal assistance was provided.

*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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