In the media

Teens can now get the flu jab at pharmacies Queensland teens can now receive vaccines for highly contagious, preventable diseases from their local pharmacist (05 April 2019). More...

2019 Budget Update Research Australia: 02 April 2019 While health and medical research is fortunate to have strong bipartisan support, if the Government changes at the next election so could some spending priorities. With that proviso, the following is what we know about Budget announcements tonight relating to health and medical research. More...

SafeWork Australia Public Comment: silica and coal dust exposure standards Safe Work Australia is currently evaluating the 'Workplace exposure standards for airborne contaminants' to ensure they are based on the highest quality evidence and supported by a rigorous scientific approach. Participants can access the consultation platform Engage to provide their comments before 30 April 2019.

Cases

Health Ombudsman v Zuyderwyk [2019] QCAT 74

PROFESSIONS AND TRADES – HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS – PHARMACEUTICAL CHEMISTS – DISCPLINARY PROCEEDINGS – MISCONDUCT IN PROFESSIONAL RESPECT - where the respondent is a pharmacist – where disciplinary proceedings were instituted against the respondent for dispensing schedule 4 drugs without a lawful prescription and creating false dispensing records – where the drugs were dispensed to members of the respondent’s family and the respondent himself – where the schedule 4 drugs dispensed were not of the type which are prone to abuse – where the respondent has fully cooperated with the proceedings – where the respondent concedes that the conduct is professional misconduct – where the conduct falls at the lower end of the range of seriousness of professional misconduct –where the parties have provided joint submissions – whether the sanction proposed is appropriate.

PROFESSIONS AND TRADES – HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS – NURSES – DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDINGS – SANCTION – where the respondent was a registered nurse – where the respondent was convicted on his own plea of guilty to three offences relating to child exploitation material – where the respondent voluntarily resigned his employment and surrendered his registration – where the respondent has demonstrated remorse – where the respondent is receiving mental health treatment on an ongoing basis - where the respondent has cooperated with the proceedings – where the respondent concedes that the conduct amounts to professional misconduct – where the parties made joint submissions as to sanction – whether sanction proposed is appropriate.