In Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia v Barrett [2014] SAHPT 1, Lisa Barrett, a former midwife, was found guilty of professional misconduct in relation to her involvement in several preventable neonatal deaths. The Tribunal considered a Coroner’s Report which investigated four of the relevant pregnancies and identified aspects of each that made them unsuitable for homebirth. The Tribunal found that, despite foregoing her registration, Ms Barrett continued to provide advice and services similar to midwifery to other patients.

Ms Barrett was reprimanded, ordered to pay a fine of $20,000 to the Board and permanently prohibited from providing midwifery services.

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