James Rodney

The Courier Mail (Australia)
Psychiatrist and UQ lecturer Dr James Rodney fined after writing himself into patients’ wills
September 19, 2021

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A BRISBANE psychiatrist with “a distinguished career”, who became a beneficiary in the wills of an elderly ex-patient and her sister, has been reprimanded for professional misconduct.

Dr James Maurice John Rodney was fined $30,000 by a tribunal and ordered to pay $75,000 to the Health Ombudsman, for their costs in bringing disciplinary proceedings against him.

Dr Rodney, 72, who has been a psychiatrist for 48 years, is director of a mood disorder unit at New Farm Clinic and is a clinical senior lecturer at University of Queensland…

Dr Rodney … accepted that he should never have allowed himself to become a beneficiary to the sisters’ estates, which the tribunal said showed “serious errors of judgment”…