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Nurse's appeal to revoke suspension of her registration fails
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • December 10 2012

The District Court has upheld a decision of the Nursing Council Health Committee not to revoke a suspension of a nurse's registration


Natural health practitioner referred to director of proceedings for failing to "cry halt"
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • December 10 2012

A natural health practitioner has been found guilty of multiple breaches of the Code for her care of a patient with cancer


Communicating about communication
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • December 6 2013

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


Insufficient communication about need to take trial dose of medication before discharge
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • December 6 2013

The Health and Disability Commissioner has found a DHB in breach of the Code after a doctor failed to make it clear that his patient needed to take a


Documentation, communication and coordination failures in community mental health service
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • 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


Dental technician who practised outside his scope of practice has registration cancelled
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • 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


Substandard care, poor judgement and inadequate documentation result in breach findings
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • December 10 2012

A rest home and two registered nurses have been found in breach of the Code, following an investigation into the care provided to a 93 year old man


Director of Proceedings fails in appeal against HPDTdecision and penalty
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • December 10 2012

Both the Director of Proceedings and a general practitioner have had their appeals against a decision of the Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal dismissed


Inadequate training, disrespectful treatment and poor record keeping
  • Buddle Findlay
  • Australia, New Zealand
  • December 6 2013

In a case that demonstrates the importance of providing adequate training to community support workers, a residential care facility and two community


Doctor posed a threat to public safety by lying about qualifications
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • March 22 2011

A doctor falsely claimed that he had passed certain UK examinations in his application for a position as a trainee in Anaesthesia and, a year later, lied to his training officer about passing College exams and provided a forged letter as "proof" of this claim