Tania Ash: Disciplined

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Tania Ash is a general practitioner in Malvern, Victoria, Australia. She is associated with the quackery-promoting groups International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS) and Australian Chronic Infectious and Inflammatory Disease Society (ACIIDS).

ACIIDS advocates for unrecognized conditions like “chronic Lyme disease” and “Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome” (CIRS). Interestingly, there is no scientific evidence that Lyme disease can be transmitted to humans in Australia.

The Medical Board of Australia has taken action to protect the public.

Undertakings

Pending the outcome of an investigation by the Medical Board of Australia, Dr. Ash agreed to various undertakings. These undertakings include restrictions on prescribing of hormones, a requirement to submit to audits, and a requirement to be supervised.

Reprimand

According to the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency, Ash was reprimanded as follows:

Dr Tania Ash is reprimanded to adhere at all times to the Medical Board of Australia’s Good Medical Practice Code of Conduct for Doctors in Australia by ensuring that she practises medicine safely and effectively (1.4) and both recognises and works within the limits of her scope of practice (2.2.1).

The full description of Tania Louise Ash’s registration can be found on the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency website.

Resources:

Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency: Disciplinary details

updated 2018-10-31