After due inquiry and in exercise of its powers under sections 42 (1) (b), 42 (2) (d), 42 (3) and 48A of the Nurses Act 1977, the Nursing Council of New Zealand ("the council"), in a decision dated 26 September 2002, ordered that the psychiatric nurse be censured.
The council also ordered that the nurse pay $9,684.00 (being 30%) 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 the orders be published in the New Zealand Gazette, Kai Tiaki: Nursing New Zealand and the nursing council's newsletter with suppression of the names of all parties and identifying features of the case.
MARION CLARK, Registrar.