After due inquiry and in exercise of its powers under
section 42 (1) (b), 42 (2) (a), 42 (3) and 48A of the
Nurses Act 1977, the Nursing Council of New Zealand
("the council"), in a decision dated 19 December 2001, found Wendy Fay Niblett, registered comprehensive nurse, guilty of professional misconduct on the grounds that
her conduct brings or was likely to bring discredit on
the nursing profession.
The council ordered that Wendy Fay Niblett's name be removed from the Register and that she may reapply for
reinstatement after 12 months.
It also ordered that she pay $2470.00 (being 50%) towards the actual costs and expenses of and incidental to the investigation and prosecution by the Preliminary Proceedings Committee and inquiry by the council, and that a notice stating the effect of these orders be published in the
New Zealand Gazette, Kai Tiaki: Nursing New Zealand and the nursing council's newsletter with details made available
to the press on request.
MARION CLARK, Registrar.