The Nursing Council of New Zealand ("the council"), in
a decision dated 5 September 2006, found Catrina Hughes, registered nurse, guilty of four charges that both singularly and cumulatively constituted professional misconduct.
Had her name not been previously removed from the Register, the council would have ordered that her name be removed from the Register and declined to fix a time in which she might apply for reinstatement.
The council ordered, pursuant to sections 42(3) and 48A
of the Nurses Act 1977, that Catrina Hughes pay $9,650.00 (being 50%) of the actual costs and expenses of and incidental to the inquiry by the preliminary proceedings committee and 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 council's newsletter.
MARION CLARK, Registrar.