Category: Disciplinary Matters
Health practitioners’ obligations to notify AHPRA of criminal charges
In most cases, health practitioners are required to inform AHPRA if they have been “charged” with a criminal offence, whether or not they are convicted.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.