Newcastle doctor Jeremy Coleman will be retried on 14 counts of sexual and indecent assault relating to former patients.
An indictment containing the charges, which relate to 10 women, was filed in Newcastle District Court on Friday. Dr Coleman will be arraigned at a later date.
The general physician was acquitted of 50 counts of sexual and indecent assault last year after the city’s longest criminal trial.
The jury, which deliberated for 36 days, was unable to reach unanimous or majority verdicts on 16 charges.
Judge Penny Hock brought the trial to an end on September 3, discharging the jury, and adjourned the remaining charges.
The Newcastle Herald reported in October that lawyers for Dr Coleman had filed submissions calling for no further proceedings on the outstanding counts.
The retrial, which could take up to six weeks, was tentatively scheduled on Friday to start on May 4 2020.
While the majority of the evidence in the 14 charges that Dr Coleman will be retried on will consist of previous witness testimony, some of the complainants and expert witnesses may be required to reappear in court.
In the meantime, Dr Coleman is seeking costs for legal expenses incurred in the 2019 trial. A conservative estimate of Dr Coleman’s defence runs into the millions of dollars
The costs application will be heard in the District Court on April 15.
The court heard on Friday that the outcome of the costs application would have a significant impact on Dr Coleman's capacity to defend himself at the 2020 trial.
Judge Roy Ellis agreed: "At the end of the day the funds will come from the public purse; it will be a grant of costs by the Attorney General or it will be Legal Aid," he noted.
Judge Ellis also enquired if the Director of Public Prosecutions was planning to run another trial based complaints which were not included in the first trial.
The matter was adjourned until May 2 for mention and confirmation of the 2020 trial date.
The Director of Public Prosecutions will also indicate if a further trial will be required for fresh complainants.
Dr Coleman's bail was continued.
He was excused from attending court on the next occasion if he is legally represented.