Pursuant to sections 23, 42 (1) (a), 42 (2) (a), 42 (3), 42 (9) and 48A of the Nurses Act 1977, the Nursing Council
of New Zealand ("the council"), in a decision dated
19 November 2003, has removed the name of an enrolled nurse from the roll following conviction in the Auckland District Court on 6 April 2001, of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm (section 188 (1) of the Crimes Act 1961).
The nurse was sentenced to three years' imprisonment by the Court.
In exercising its disciplinary powers, the council also ordered that the nurse may apply for reinstatement to the roll after one year, that the nurse pay $700.00 towards the actual costs and expenses of and incidental to the council inquiry, and that a notice stating the effect of the orders be
published in the New Zealand Gazette, Kai Tiaki: Nursing New Zealand, the Nursing Review, the nursing council's newsletter and made available to accredited members of the media upon request (with suppression of the nurse's name and identifying features of the case), and that the nurse return to the Registrar the certificate and badge issued under the Nurses Act 1977.
MARION CLARK, Registrar.