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HPDT decision – Matthew Edward Hylla

The Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal has released its decision regarding the charge brought by a professional conduct committee (PCC) against physiotherapist Matthew Edward Hylla for professional misconduct.

The charge related to the overpayment of ACC claims made by Mr Hylla, and storage and retention of clinical records.

The Tribunal found the charge was established and ordered the cancellation of Mr Hylla’s registration, censure, and payment of costs of 40% of the PCC investigation and Tribunal hearing amounting to $18,000. Mr Hylla had previously requested that the Board cancel his registration in 2018, which the Board was unable to do because disciplinary actions were pending against him.

Mr Hylla’s application for permanent name suppression was declined by the Tribunal.  The full decision document is available here.

The Board’s Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct outlines requirements for Physiotherapists to act with honesty and integrity in all areas of professional practice including in their relationship with funders and insurers. You can read the Code here.

The Board’s Physiotherapy Health Records Standard is available to read here.