RN Mr Michael Wood – Registration cancelled and prohibited from delivering other health services

29 June 2020

The Health Care Complaints Commission prosecuted a complaint against registered nurse, Mr Michael Wood, before the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (‘the Tribunal’). The complaint alleged that the practitioner had been the subject of multiple criminal convictions relating to the supply of prohibited drugs and possession of equipment to administer a prohibited drug, as well as firearms offences. The practitioner had a a long-standing drug dependence, principally to methamphetamine, and was selling illicit drugs to support his habit.

 

The complaint also alleged that Mr Wood failed to notify the National Board within seven days of being charged and convicted of the offences.

Mr Wood did not engage with the Commission’s investigation and did not take part in the Tribunal proceedings.

In its decision of 5 June 2020, the Tribunal found the allegations proven and that Mr Wood was unfit to practise the profession of nursing. The Tribunal cancelled Mr Wood’s registration as a nurse, with a non-review period of three years. It also prohibited him from providing a health service, including but not limited to, working as an Assistant in Nursing, Personal Care assistant, disability support worker or as a counsellor, until such time as he is permitted to register as a nurse.

A copy of the Tribunal’s decision can be found at the NSW Case Law website.

Further Information

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.

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