Health Care Complaints Commission v Borthistle [2017] NSWCATOD 56

Decision date: 12 April 2017
“PROFESSIONS AND TRADES –— health practitioner — whether practitioner guilty of unsatisfactory professional conduct — whether practitioner guilty of professional misconduct — appropriate protective orders where finding made that practitioner is guilty of professional misconduct — pre-condition to making a “prohibition order”.
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Health Care Complaints Commission v Burton [2017] NSWCATOD 57

Decision date: 12 April 2017
“PROFESSIONS AND TRADES –— health practitioner — whether practitioner guilty of unsatisfactory professional conduct — whether practitioner guilty of professional misconduct — appropriate protective orders where finding made that practitioner is guilty of professional misconduct.”
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Health Care Complaints Commission v DAC [2017] NSWCATOD 48

Decision date: 3 April 2017
“Suppression order – Consideration of effect on doctor’s professional career. When the hearing of the complaints commenced on Monday, 13 March 2017 the Respondent made an application for a non-publication order under the provisions of clause 7 of Schedule 5D to the National Law.”
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Health Care Complaints Commission v Sultan [2017] NSWCATOD 47

Decision date: 30 March 2017
“Medical practitioner – Unsatisfactory professional conduct – Professional misconduct – Conducting examinations on a social visit following surgery – Practitioner not a member of surgical team – Sexual arousal – Removal of cannula – Failure to make notes.”
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Health Care Complaints Commission v West [2017] NSWCATOD 39

Decision date: 22 March 2017
“MEDICAL PRACTITIONER – inappropriate prescription of drugs of addiction – inadequate clinical records – admissions by respondent. Held- respondent guilty of professional misconduct -orders made cancelling registration and for payment of costs.”
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Psychology Board of Australia v Wilkinson (Review and Regulation) [2017] 378

Date of order: 16 March 2017
“Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (Victoria) Act 2009 – whether conduct of registered psychologist in refusing to permit on-site audit at his practice and to undergo a performance assessment constituted professional misconduct or unprofessional conduct under the National Law.”
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Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia v Brewer (Review and Regulation) [2017] VCAT 384

Date of order: 17 March 2017
“Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (Victoria) Act 2009 – ss 5 & 196 – whether convictions in the Magistrates’ Court, in part concerning theft of medications, stalking, intentionally damaging property, aggravated cruelty to animals, burglary, possessing a drug of dependence, reckless conduct endangering serious injury, recklessly causing serious injury, false imprisonment and intentionally causing serious injury amount to professional misconduct within the National Law – appropriate determinations.”
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Diabetologist and former journal editor faces charges of data fabrication

BMJ 2017; 356: j1348
Author: Clare Dyer
“At a four week hearing of the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service that opened on 13 March, the GMC accuses Grant of a catalogue of research misconduct, including forging the signatures of coauthors, listing doctors who had not significantly contributed to papers as coauthors, and fabricating data.”
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