The AHPRA performance report for Queensland for the period January to March 2016 was published by AHPRA on 4 July 2016.

Notifications received

Profession QLD National % of National
Medical Practitioner 305 819 37%
Total of all Professions 505 1,551 33%

Source: AHPRA Quarterly Performance Report – Queensland – January-March 2016 at page 7

Notifications considered for acceptance

Profession QLD National % of National
Medical Practitioner 294 1,048 28%
Total of all Professions 500 2,151 23%

Source: AHPRA Quarterly Performance Report – Queensland – January-March 2016 at page 11

Investigations completed

Profession QLD National % of National
Medical Practitioner 21 165 13%
Total of all Professions 45 377 12%

Source: AHPRA Quarterly Performance Report – Queensland – January-March 2016 at page 15

Investigations completed, by outcome of all professions

Outcome QLD National % of National
Outcome of decision to close the notification
No further action 24 173 14%
Board cautions practitioner 4 67 6%
Board accepts undertaking by the practitioner 10 0%
Board imposes conditions on practitioner's registration 3 54 6%
Other 5 14 36%
Outcome of decision to take the notification further
Health of performance assessment 1 27 4%
Referral to a panel 5 12 42%
Referral to a tribunal 1 8 13%
Other 2 12 17%
Total of all professions 45 377 12%

Source: AHPRA Quarterly Performance Report – Queensland – January-March 2016 at page 15

AHPRA also publishes summaries of Tribunal and Court cases. These can be sourced at “Tribunal Decisions” on the AHPRA website. The Board and AHPRA sometimes choose to not publish case summaries, for example about cases involving practitioners with an impairment.

The following are recent decisions of the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT). Referrals to QCAT can be made by either the relevant registration Board, the registrant or OHO.

This article is part of our August 2016 edition of HealthFiles. You can read the full version of HealthFiles here.