The District Court has upheld a decision of the Nursing Council Health Committee not to revoke a suspension of a nurse's registration. The nurse had her registration suspended in 2003 because of mental illness, and psychiatric evidence indicated that the nurse continued to suffer from mental illness and a personality disorder.
At appeal, the Court emphasised that the Nursing Council must not be guided by sympathy or revoke a suspension because the nurse "deserved a chance". Instead, "the issue must be fitness to practice as a nurse now and patient health and safety". Overall, the Court found that the nurse had not provided sufficient evidence (either to the Nursing Council or to the Court) that she was fit to practise. Rein v Professional Conduct Committee (DC WN CIV-2011-085-771, 11 May 2012).