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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


Tribunal accepts that medication errors will happen but disciplines nurse for failing to report
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • September 23 2013

While working on a busy ward, a nurse accidentally administered the wrong medications to a patient without the appropriate checks. The nurse soon


Legal update - Maternity care under scrutiny
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • October 13 2016

Maternity services have encountered a flurry of media attention following the release of a University of Otago study which compared birth outcomes


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


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


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


Fine imposed for breach of Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • May 9 2011

A man who performed "restricted activities" and placed advertisements that were found to be calculated to suggest that he was practising, or willing to practise, as a chiropractor without being registered and holding a current practising certificate has been fined $9,000 following his conviction on 14 charges under the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003


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