Pursuant to sections 42 (1) (b), 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
12 November 2003, ordered that the name Ma Christy Labadlabad Bacaling, registered comprehensive nurse, be removed from the Register of Comprehensive Nurses.
In exercising its disciplinary powers, the council declined to fix a time after which Ma Christy Labadlabad Bacaling could apply for reinstatement to the Register.
The council also ordered that Ma Christy Labadlabad Bacaling pay $5,190.00 (being 40%) of the actual costs
and expenses of and incidental to the investigation 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, the council's newsletter and released to accredited members of the media, upon request, with suppression of the name of the patient and institution.
MARION CLARK, Registrar.