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Doctor suspended for practising without practising cerificate and when suspended

  • Buddle Findlay
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  • New Zealand
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  • March 22 2011

A doctor has been suspended, censured, and ordered to pay costs for undertaking medical examinations and blood tests ("insurance medicals") at times when he did not hold a current practising certificate, in breach of conditions imposed on an interim certificate subsequently issued, and during a period of suspension ordered by the Tribunal

Documentation, communication and coordination failures in community mental health service

  • Buddle Findlay
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  • New Zealand
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  • December 10 2012

The Commissioner has found both a psychiatrist and a DHB in breach of the Code for various documentation, communication, and service coordination failures in the care of a community mental health patient who committed suicide

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

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

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

Communicating about communication

  • Buddle Findlay
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  • New Zealand
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  • December 6 2013

In a recent opinion, the Health and Disability Commissioner highlighted the importance of talking to residents and their families about their

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

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

Nurse's relationship with patient's spouse is professional misconduct

  • Buddle Findlay
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  • New Zealand
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  • August 16 2011

A nurse has been found guilty of professional misconduct for her relationship with a patient's husband