Mr Cody Kurzveil – Disqualified for Professional Misconduct

1 April 2019

Mr Cody Kurzveil – Disqualified for Professional Misconduct.

The Health Care Complaints Commission prosecuted a complaint against former registered nurse, Mr Cody Kurzveil before the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (‘the Tribunal').  The complaint alleged that Mr Kurzveil engaged in professional misconduct concerning his theft of scheduled medications (including fentanyl and methadone), at Shellharbour Hospital and Royal Prince Alfred Hospital on multiple occasions in 2016.  The Commission also alleged that Mr Kurzveil had been convicted of criminal offences relating to that conduct and that Mr Kurzveil suffers from an impairment relating to his misuse of drugs. 

In the Tribunal’s decision of 27 March 2019, it found all allegations against Mr Kurzveil proved and that he was impaired.  It also found the conduct amounted to professional misconduct, describing it as “clearly dishonourable”.  The Tribunal ordered that if Mr Kurzveil was still registered as a nurse it would have cancelled his registration, disqualified him from re-applying for his registration for a period of three years and prohibited him from seeking review of the orders for thirty three months.

The Tribunal’s decision is available on the NSW Caselaw website.

Further Information

For further information, contact the Executive Officer of the Health Care Complaints Commission, on 9219 7444 or send an email to media@hccc.nsw.gov.au.

The information in this media release is correct at the time of publication. Orders may change; for example, conditions may no longer apply. For current information regarding the status of a registered health practitioner, including any conditions that currently apply, please check the National Register at www.ahpra.gov.au.