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Inadequate training, disrespectful treatment and poor record keeping
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand, Australia
  • 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


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


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


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


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


Cancellation of GP's registration confirmed after rehearing
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • December 10 2012

Following the High Court's decision in Vatsyayann v PCC 2012 NZHC 1138, the Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal has reheard and reconsidered the penalty to be imposed on a general practitioner who was found guilty of professional misconduct


Nurse referred to director of proceedings for administering incorrect medication and failing to report her error
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • December 10 2012

During a patient's hospital admission, a registered nurse noticed that the medications listed on a patient's medication sheet did not match the medications logged in the Pyxis medicines administration system


Doctor suspended for practising without practising cerificate and when suspended
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • March 22 2011

A doctor has been suspended, censured, and ordered to pay costs for undertaking medical examinations and blood tests ("insurance medicals") at times when he did not hold a current practising certificate, in breach of conditions imposed on an interim certificate subsequently issued, and during a period of suspension ordered by the Tribunal


Practising without a current practising cerificate
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • March 22 2011

The Tribunal has found a urologist guilty of practising without a current APC, guilty of failing to comply with conditions imposed on his scope of practice, and guilty of professional misconduct for failing to provide a patient with an appropriate standard of care


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