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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


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


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


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


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


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


Doctor disciplined for forging prescriptions
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • March 22 2011

A young doctor was convicted of two offences against the Crimes Act 1961 for making false documents (prescription forms) to obtain property (Sibrutramine capsules


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