Questions are being asked about how a Canberra doctor who has been charged with committing an act of indecency on a patient was registered to practice in the ACT when he is accused of a similar offence in the United Kingdom.

Last week in the ACT Magistrates Court Jordanian Doctor Ammar Dhaimat was charged with committing an act of indecency.

The court heard Dr Dhaimat is wanted by Interpol in relation to a similar charge in the UK, after fleeing the country while on bail.

It prompted ACT magistrate Beth Campbell to ask how someone could be registered to practice medicine in the ACT while having outstanding offences overseas.

The body responsible for registration the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency says all doctors including Dr Dhaimat must sign an annual declaration that they do not have pending criminal proceedings in relation to sex offences.

The Agency says when Dr Dhaimat was registered to practice in the ACT in May 2008 he would have required a certificate of good standing from overseas medical authorities and a clearance from the Australian Federal Police (AFP).

Previously the lawyer for Dr Dhaimat has told the magistrates court he has only practiced medicine in Jordan and Australia.

The AFP received paperwork relating to an extradition request from Interpol on April 13, 2013.