Ms Briony Odette Batty – cautioned by the Nursing and Midwifery Tribunal

3 August 2011

The Health Care Complaints Commission recently prosecuted Ms Briony Odette Batty, an enrolled nurse, before the Nursing and Midwifery Tribunal of NSW.   The prosecution related to the removal of drugs and medical supplies without permission from Bankstown Hospital, making entries in her husband's medical records in the Emergency Department when not on duty as a nurse, and checking and/or witnessing administration of drugs of addiction beyond her scope of authority.

The prosecution arose from a complaint to the Health Care Complaints Commission from Ms Batty's husband following his arrest on criminal charges.

In its decision of 29 July 2011, the Tribunal found Ms Batty guilty of unsatisfactory professional conduct and decided that given the mitigating circumstances in which the complaints arose it was appropriate to issue a caution.

Further Information

The full decision is available on AUSTLII.

For further information, contact the Executive Officer of the Health Care Complaints Commission on 9219 7444 or send an email to


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