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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


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


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


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


Optometrist's careless APC declaration is professional misconduct
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • August 16 2011

An optometrist submitted an application for an annual practising certificate (APC) but failed to declare, as required, all periods of practice in the three years preceding his application


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


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


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