Mr Adam Menz – Unsuitable to hold registration

18 Dec 2017

The Health Care Complaints Commission prosecuted a complaint against Mr Adam Menz, a formerly registered nurse, before the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (‘the Tribunal’). The complaint alleged that Mr Menz had been convicted of a criminal offence in NSW, specifically, indecent assault of a person under 16 years of age. The complaint also alleged that the practitioner was guilty of unsatisfactory professional conduct by misappropriating and inappropriately supplying a schedule 4D drug; failing to comply with notices issued by the National Board to provide an explanation of his conduct; and making false declarations in a form to renew his registration. The complaint alleged that by virtue of his conviction and conduct, the practitioner was not a suitable person to hold registration as a registered nurse.

The Tribunal published its first decision on 29 September 2017, finding the complaint proven and that Mr Menz was not a suitable person to hold registration.

Decision

On 30 November 2017 the Tribunal issued its protective orders. The Tribunal found that if the practitioner had still been registered, it would have cancelled his registration and ordered that the practitioner could not apply to be registered as a nurse for 12 months.


Further Information

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 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.