Professional Standards Committees


Professional Standards Committees generally hear complaints concerning allegations of unsatisfactory professional conduct about medical practitioners, nurses and midwives. The Committees are established by the respective health professional council. The Committees deal with less serious matters than the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal and are generally less formal than the Tribunal. Committees comprise four members, one of whom must be legally qualified.

Hearings before Professional Standards Committees are generally held in public in NSW and parties can be legally represented.

A list of upcoming public hearings regarding medical practitioners can be accessed at the Medical Council of NSW website.

A list of current hearings regarding nurses and midwives can be accessed at the NSW Nursing and Midwifery Council's website.

You can also send an inquiry to

Persons attending a hearing must abide by any non-publications directions made by the Chair of the Committee and any hearing and/or media guidelines.


Published decisions made by Professional Standards Committees in relation to registered medical practitioners and registered nurses and midwives in NSW can be accessed via the following links on the Australasian Legal Information Institute website.

Still need more information

If you would like to speak to someone at the Commission for more information before you lodge a written complaint you can contact the Inquiry Line during business hours, Monday to Friday from 9am – 5pm on 1800 043 159 or submit an online inquiry.

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All complaints must be made in writing and we aim to assess complaints within 60 days. Your complaint will be allocated to an assessment officer and we will write to you to explain the outcome of your complaint.

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