RN Michelle Gallard – Stage 2 – Registration cancelled

22 May 2018

The Health Care Complaints Commission prosecuted a complaint against Michelle Gallard, a registered nurse and midwife before the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (‘the Tribunal’). The complaint alleged unsatisfactory professional conduct and professional misconduct in relation to one incident of misappropriating a schedule 8 drug and various additional incidents involving the handling and administration of opioids. The complaint also alleged impairment.

In the stage 1 decision of 27 November 2017, most of the conduct was proven and findings of unsatisfactory professional conduct, professional misconduct and impairment were made.

Decision

On 1 May 2018 the Tribunal published its Stage 2 decision. It ordered that Ms Gallard’s registration be cancelled and that she may not apply to be re-registered for a period of 10 months.

Further Information

The full Stage 2 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.