Regulators banned Stawell Hospital's Arthur Obi from examining patients alone pending a police investigation that ended with his acquittal in December.
The ban took effect last January and remains in place.
A Herald Sun investigation has established that the hospital was not told of the ban until April and that even now, the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency has still not told them why it was imposed.
"(The agency) ... does not share sensitive information that could compromise internal procedures," a spokesman said.
The agency last night conceded in a statement to the Herald Sun that it should have alerted the hospital before April and that it had changed its systems to ensure it did not happen again.
Spokeswoman Nicole Newton said doctors also had a legal and ethical responsibility to inform their employers and Dr Obi's conditions had been on the regulator's public database for a year.
Its records show Dr Obi, who also works in a private clinic in Stawell, is not permitted to perform "intimate examinations" without a female chaperon in the room.
He is also required to display a sign telling patients of the chaperon order.
The Herald Sun has confirmed through court records that Dr Obi's conditions relate to allegations he digitally raped a patient in 2008 and 2010.
Dr Obi denies the claims and was found not guilty on six counts of rape and sexual assault in the Ballarat County Court in December.
The court heard Dr Obi was also the subject of complaints of harassment and unprofessional conduct from nurses and doctors.
One doctor allegedly complained that Dr Obi failed to communicate with medics during the resuscitation of an infant in 2010.
One of Dr Obi's lawyers told the court Dr Obi thought he had verbally mentioned the chaperon condition to the hospital and that any failure to comply was unintentional.
He also told the court the regulator had resolved to take no further action over the claims of harassment and unprofessional conduct.
The hospital confirmed to the Herald Sun it terminated his contract in May.
Dr Obi moved to Stawell from London after a global recruitment drive. His sacking has divided the town, with hundreds supporting his reinstatement.
heraldsun.com.au 27 Jan 2012
Another timeless example of how the system fails the citizens, but no the corporates.