A banned Wodonga psychologist is fighting allegations made by the national health regulation agency in court.
Brian Joseph Hickman, 60, was banned from practising last year after a string of legal issues, including domestic violence offending and drink-driving allegations in Wodonga.
It's alleged he continued to provide services while banned from doing so by the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency, and used titles that gave the impression he was registered.
Hickman has faced legal action in Wodonga and further charges were mentioned in Albury Local Court on Monday.
He is facing seven charges from AHPRA in NSW, laid by the regulator late last year.
The 60-year-old will contest the allegations at a hearing.
It's alleged he wrongly claimed to be a psychologist, giving the impression he was registered, in Albury between March 11 and 15 last year.
It's also alleged he held out as being registered on March 19 last year.
He has pleaded not guilty to one set of matters but is yet to enter a plea on others.
Hickman did not appear before the court on Monday.
He isn't on bail over the allegations, which carry a maximum penalty of fines rather than prison time if proven.
The court heard a two-day hearing would be held on April 2 and 3.
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A change in plea hadn't occurred, the court was told, which meant the hearing was still required to determine the charges.
The case had previously been in court last November.
The health regulator lists Hickman's registration status as "suspended" and notes he has been reprimanded.
Health Complaints Commissioner Karen Cusack said last April the 60-year-old was banned from operating as a registered psychologist.
She said he was also barred from providing any counselling and psychotherapy services.
The Wodonga Magistrates Court last month heard Hickman had undergone an alcohol test.
The court heard he had returned a blood alcohol reading that exceeded the maximum reading of .40 the testing device was able to handle.
It was likely such a reading could only been reached if HIckman had been drinking on the morning of the assessment and heavily in the months before.
The court heard his alcohol use and "boundary issues" with clients were behind the suspension.
He is undergoing rehabilitation in Sydney.
Hickman's Victorian matters will return to the Wodonga court on March 4, once he has been released from rehab.
The Albury court heard all of his NSW matters could be heard together when Hickman returns to court in April.