Perth doctor to stand trial for allegedly self-prescribing drugs

A Perth doctor will stand trial next year accused of altering patient prescriptions.
A Perth doctor will stand trial next year accused of altering patient prescriptions.

A PERTH doctor will stand trial over charges she changed patients’ information so she could prescribe herself drugs.

Police charged Kirsten Marian Humphries (37), of Kingsley, earlier this year with 14 counts of allegedly unlawfully using a restricted computer system to gain benefits.

Humphries previously pleaded not guilty to the charges and in Joondalup Courthouse on November 6, magistrate Gregory Benn set a trial date for June 24 next year and extended her bail.

Police allege Humphries used a restricted access computer at the northern suburbs clinic she was employed at the time to alter patient prescriptions on 14 separate occasions so she could prescribe herself medications.

She is listed as registered with the Medical Board of Australia since 2009 but her registration expired on September 30.