The Adelaide Magistrates' Court has fined a South Australian man $7,500 and recorded a criminal conviction against him for knowingly and recklessly using the title "Psychologist" in breach of section 113 of the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law. Mr Pierre Allauch was found to have used the title "Psychologist" in 2014, despite his registration as a psychologist lapsing in 2011.
AHPRA CEO Mr Martin Fletcher supported the decision, saying it demonstrated that anyone engaging in such conduct would face action, including potential criminal prosecution. The case highlights AHPRA's commitment to upholding the National Law and protecting the public from unregistered health practitioners.
A register of practitioners can be found on AHPRA's website. If a person's name appears on the register, they are registered as a health practitioner and can practice within the scope of their registration.
To view the register, click here.