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Category: Disciplinary Matters


What happens when conditions are imposed on a health practitioners’ registration?

What happens when conditions are imposed on a health practitioners’ registration?

Despite a health practitioner’s best efforts, sometimes conditions may still be imposed upon their registration by a Health Practitioner National Board via AHPRA or the Office of the Health Ombudsman in Queensland.

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When health practitioners face proposed immediate action

Immediate action against health practitioners

For health practitioners, facing the prospect of having immediate action taken against their professional registration can be one of the most stressful times in a health practitioner’s professional career, and it can be difficult for health practitioners to determine who to turn to for assistance.

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AHPRA framework to manage vexatious complaints against health practitioners

AHPRA framework to manage vexatious complaints against health practitioners

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency is aware that vexatious notifications are made against health practitioners from time to time. To help identify and manage vexatious complaints, AHPRA has developed a framework for use by staff and regulatory decision-makers.

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Nurse wins QCAT case after romantic relationship with a patient

QCAT decision allows nurse to keep her job after romantic relationship with a patient

We recently represented a nurse who has been allowed to keep her registration despite the QCAT finding she engaged in professional misconduct by commencing and continuing a romantic relationship with a patient that she was treating.

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Do not respond to AHPRA notifications until you have received legal advice

Making statements over the phone to AHPRA

This article addresses the dangers of responding to an initial Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) notification and subsequent inquiry, over the phone during the first point of contact.

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Nursing & Midwifery Board decision to take no further action on health professional's registration

Nursing and Midwifery Board decision: no suspension of registration after serious criminal charge

Hall Payne recently acted for a member of the Queensland Nurses and Midwives Union who had action proposed to have their registration immediately suspended due to a serious assault charge.

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AHPRA notification on registration was frivolous and vexatious

Nursing and Midwifery Board decision: AHPRA notification frivolous and vexatious

Hall Payne recently acted for a member of the Queensland Nurses and Midwives Union who had an Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency notification made against their registration. We robustly argued that the allegations were vexatious, untrue and incapable of being substantiated.

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Cricket tribunal cases Northern Territory

Win for Northern Territory cricketer at sports law tribunal

We recently successfully represented a keen amateur cricket player at the Northern Territory Cricket Tribunal. Our client initially received a hefty penalty which would see him out of action on the ground for several years.

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