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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


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


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


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


Conditions on practice for failure to adequately follow up signs of pathology
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • February 28 2012

A general practitioner who did not fully investigate a patient's sudden drop in haemoglobin levels has appeared before the Tribunal on charges brought by the Director of Proceedings for the Health and Disability Commissioner


Appeal against health practitioners disciplinary tribunal decision dismissed
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • February 28 2012

A nurse was found guilty of professional misconduct and the Tribunal discharged interim non publication orders (of the name and other details of the nurse and his wife) that had been in place


Director of proceedings appears at inquest
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • December 21 2010

A patient's colon was perforated during a laparoscopic cholecyscectomy


Cancellation and $85,000 costs for midwife found guilty of professional misconduct
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • December 21 2010

A midwife found guilty of six charges of professional misconduct has had her registration cancelled and has been censured and ordered to pay $85,000 in costs


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