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Dental technician who practised outside his scope of practice has registration cancelled

  • Buddle Findlay
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  • New Zealand
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  • December 10 2012

The Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal has cancelled the registration of a dental technician who provided and advertised services that were outside the dental technology scope of practice (including taking impressions and manufacturing dentures without a prescription) and who also practised dental technology without a current annual practising certificate

Practising without a current practising cerificate

  • Buddle Findlay
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  • New Zealand
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  • March 22 2011

The Tribunal has found a urologist guilty of practising without a current APC, guilty of failing to comply with conditions imposed on his scope of practice, and guilty of professional misconduct for failing to provide a patient with an appropriate standard of care

Doctor's conviction for objectionable material results in suspension

  • Buddle Findlay
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  • New Zealand
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  • May 9 2011

A doctor has been suspended for 9 months following a finding by the Tribunal that his convictions on 6 charges of possession of objectionable material (including sexual abuse images of girls between 12 and 14 years) reflected adversely on his fitness to practise

Delay in diagnosis not a treatment injury where end condition inevitable

  • Buddle Findlay
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  • New Zealand
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  • December 13 2011

The appellant was diagnosed with a kidney disorder but this diagnosis was not determined until she was suffering from end stage renal failure

Osteopath guilty of professional misconduct for diagnosis of "unwanted sexual encounter"

  • Buddle Findlay
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  • New Zealand
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  • August 16 2011

An osteopath has been found guilty of professional misconduct for failing to record clinical notes during or after an appointment with a 13 year old patient, treating the patient without informed consent (either from the patient or her mother), and inappropriately diagnosing the patient as having experienced an unwanted sexual encounter

Doctor guilty of professional misconduct for prescribing practices and misleading advertising

  • Buddle Findlay
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  • New Zealand
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  • August 16 2011

A General Practitioner who signed prescriptions for hormones without seeing patients, in total reliance on his clinic nurses' consultations, and who (incorrectly) advertised an erectile dysfunction treatment success rate of 95, and implied that treatment from other GP's would not be as effective, has been found guilty of professional misconduct

Nurse prescribed medications without authority

  • Buddle Findlay
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  • New Zealand
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  • February 28 2012

A nurse has been found guilty of professional misconduct for prescribing Maxolon and Paramax for a pregnant patient without authority to do so

Physiotherapist's registration cancelled for texts to elderly patient

  • Buddle Findlay
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  • New Zealand
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  • October 18 2011

A physiotherapist was found guilty of professional misconduct for sending inappropriate text messages to an elderly patient, and attempting to provide her with counselling (outside of his scope of practice

Conditions on practice for failure to adequately follow up signs of pathology

  • Buddle Findlay
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  • New Zealand
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  • February 28 2012

A general practitioner who did not fully investigate a patient's sudden drop in haemoglobin levels has appeared before the Tribunal on charges brought by the Director of Proceedings for the Health and Disability Commissioner

Nurse's registration cancelled for dishonest and negligent conduct

  • Buddle Findlay
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  • New Zealand
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  • May 9 2011

The Tribunal has cancelled a nurse's registration after a finding of professional misconduct for falsifying patient observations, failing to re-check a patient's blood glucose level when this was significantly out of line with the trend (instead, the nurse increased the insulin resulting in hypoglycaemia), and asking a former colleague to steal Tramadol capsules on his behalf