Ms Nadeja Ovchinnikov – Unsatisfactory professional conduct and professional misconduct
11 May 2017
The Health Care Complaints Commission prosecuted a complaint about Ms Nadeja Ovchinnikov, who was previously registered as a nurse, before the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (‘Tribunal’). The Commission alleged that on one occasion during 2013 and for a period of months in 2014, Ms Ovchinnikov misappropriated oxycodone from patients’ supplies while working at aged care facilities in Dural and North Parramatta. The Commission alleged that Ms Ovchinnikov was impaired in that she suffers from a substance misuse disorder. Ms Ovchinnikov admitted the substance of the complaints against her.
On 27 April 2017, the Tribunal found that Ms Ovchinnikov was guilty of unsatisfactory professional conduct and professional misconduct and that she is impaired. The Tribunal ordered that if Ms Ovchinnikov was still registered as a nurse, it would have cancelled her registration and required the National Board to record the fact that the Tribunal would have cancelled her registration in the National Register.
The full decision is available at NSW Caselaw
For further information, contact the Executive Officer of the Health Care Complaints Commission, on 9219 7444 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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