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Nurse's relationship with patient's spouse is professional misconduct
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • August 16 2011

A nurse has been found guilty of professional misconduct for her relationship with a patient's husband


Osteopath guilty of professional misconduct for diagnosis of "unwanted sexual encounter"
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • August 16 2011

An osteopath has been found guilty of professional misconduct for failing to record clinical notes during or after an appointment with a 13 year old patient, treating the patient without informed consent (either from the patient or her mother), and inappropriately diagnosing the patient as having experienced an unwanted sexual encounter


Doctor guilty of professional misconduct for prescribing practices and misleading advertising
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • August 16 2011

A General Practitioner who signed prescriptions for hormones without seeing patients, in total reliance on his clinic nurses' consultations, and who (incorrectly) advertised an erectile dysfunction treatment success rate of 95, and implied that treatment from other GP's would not be as effective, has been found guilty of professional misconduct


Effective long-term patient care requires "two way" doctor-patient relationship
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • August 16 2011

Following a valve replacement, a 22 year old patient was prescribed daily warfarin and needed regular blood testing


Nurse suspended for forging reductil prescription
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • August 16 2011

A nurse who was found guilty of professional misconduct for forging a prescription for Reductil with the object of obtaining medication for her own use has been suspended for six months


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


Physiotherapist's registration cancelled for texts to elderly patient
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • 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


Pharmacist's registration cancelled for breaches of regulations
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • October 18 2011

The Tribunal has found a pharmacist guilty of professional misconduct for a range of acts that breached the Medicines Regulations and the Misuse of Drugs Regulations


Delay in diagnosis not a treatment injury where end condition inevitable
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • December 13 2011

The appellant was diagnosed with a kidney disorder but this diagnosis was not determined until she was suffering from end stage renal failure


Nurse prescribed medications without authority
  • Buddle Findlay
  • 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