Ms Amy Sarah Kocsis – deregistered for 18 months by NSW Nursing and Midwifery Tribunal
22 July 2011
The Health Care Complaints Commission recently prosecuted Ms Amy Sarah Kocsis, an endorsed enrolled nurse, before the Nursing and Midwifery Tribunal of NSW. The prosecution related to Ms Kocsis’ care and treatment of nine patients while working at Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital.
The Commission argued that Ms Kocsis was guilty of professional misconduct and was not competent to practise nursing, as she did not have sufficient knowledge and skill.
The particulars of the Commission complaint against Ms Kocsis related primarily to clinical issues including medication errors, such as:
In its decision of 8 July 2011, the Tribunal found most of the particulars of the Commission's complaints proven, that. Ms Kocsis was guilty of professional misconduct and that she was not competent to practise nursing as she does not have sufficient knowledge and skill. The Tribunal ordered that Ms Kocsis’ name be removed from the register of nurses and that she is not entitled to apply for re-registration for a period of eighteen months.
The full decision is available at AUSTLII
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
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.