The Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal, in a decision dated the 5th day of November 2007, pursuant to the
Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003, determined that a registered nurse was guilty of professional misconduct.
The tribunal censured the registered nurse and suspended her from practice for six months.
The tribunal fined her $500.00 and ordered that she pay
30% of the costs of the tribunal, the investigation and the prosecution.
The tribunal also granted her permanent name suppression and recommended that upon the expiry of her suspension, the Nursing Council of New Zealand review her competence to practise nursing and that any requirement of that competence review be complied with as a condition of
The tribunal also ordered that summaries of its decision be published in the New Zealand Gazette, Kai Tiaki: Nursing New Zealand, the New Zealand Nursing Review, the Nursing Council of New Zealand's newsletter and on the tribunal's website.
K. G. DAVENPORT, Deputy Chairperson, Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal.