Prominent surgeon Susan Lim suspended from practice for three years
Posted by temasektimes on August 23, 2012
According to the state media, Dr Lim will also be fined $10,000 for overcharging one of her patients, a member of the Brunei royal family.
Apart from being censured in writing, she has also been warned not to overcharge again.
However, Dr Lim refused to accept the ruling and has since filed papers with the Court of Appeal against SMC’s judgement reportedly seeking to not only have her suspension, fine and censure rescinded, but also for the court to declare that she does not have to bear the costs of hearings.
The SMC found Dr Lim guilty of all 94 charges of professional misconduct brought against her last year by the Ministry of Health including marking up third-party medical bills by up to 500 times their original amount for Pengiran Anak Hajah Damit, sister to the Brunei queen.
In her appeal, Dr Lim argued that Singapore has no guidelines on maximum fees a doctor can charge which are agreed upon between a doctor and his or her patient.
Dr Lim will continue to practise pending the outcome of her appeal in January next year.