Kristee Laws, Enrolled Nurse - Unsatisfactory professional conduct and professional misconduct – disqualification
7 September 2020
The Health Care Complaints Commission (‘HCCC’) prosecuted a complaint before the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT) against Ms Kristee Laws, an enrolled nurse. The complaint alleged Ms Lees:
- inappropriately used the login and password details of two doctors at the Medical Centre where she worked to access the medical records of herself and two other persons
- used the login and password details to print prescriptions in her name and another person’s name
created a letter purporting to be from a doctor for the benefit of another person.
The complaint also alleged Ms Laws suffered from an impairment.
In its decision dated 31 August 2020, the Tribunal found that Ms Laws had engaged in unsatisfactory professional conduct and professional misconduct and that she suffered from an impairment within the meaning of section 5 of the National Law. The Tribunal ordered that Ms Laws is disqualified from being registered for a period of two years and that if she was still registered, the Tribunal would have cancelled her registration as an enrolled nurse.
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 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.
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