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Inadequate assessment and care of resident a "fundamental clinical failure"
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • May 30 2012

The Deputy Commissioner has found a registered nurse in breach of Rights 4(1) and 4(2) of the Code for undertaking a cursory and inadequate assessment of a resident, failing to arrange for another senior member to check on him or provide a care-giver with appropriate clinical instructions should the resident deteriorate, and for inadequate documentation


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


Doctor's conviction for objectionable material results in suspension
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • 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


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


Nurse's registration cancelled for dishonest and negligent conduct
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • 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


Optometrist fined for practising without practising certificate
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • May 9 2011

The Tribunal has fined and censured an optometrist for practising optometry for around 11 weeks without a current practising certificate


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