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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

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

Nurse prescribed medications without authority

  • Buddle Findlay
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  • New Zealand
  • -
  • 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

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

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

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

Failure to diagnose and inaccurate record keeping

  • Buddle Findlay
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  • New Zealand
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  • December 21 2010

The Health and Disability Commissioner has found a general practitioner in breach of the Code for failing to appropriately manage and investigate a patient's iron deficiency and failing to diagnose the patient's bowel cancer