After due inquiry and in exercise of its powers under sections 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 15 August 2002, ordered that Garth Edward Simpson's name be removed from
the Register of Psychopaedic Nurses.
It declined to fix a time after which he could apply to have his name restored to the Register.
The council also ordered that Garth Edward Simpson
pay $2,420.00 (being 25%) 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 ordered 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 suppression of the names of all other parties and identifying features of the case.
MARION CLARK, Registrar.