Amanda Collins – Registered nurse – Registration cancelled and Prohibition Order

14 September 2021

The Health Care Complaints Commission prosecuted a complaint against Amanda Collins, a registered nurse working in Sydney, before the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (the Tribunal). It was alleged that Ms Collins worked at an aged care facility at a time when conditions on her registration prevented from practicing as a nurse. It was further alleged  that she is not competent to practice the profession of nursing as a result of an impairment.

On 3 September 2021 the Tribunal found all of the complaint proven. The Tribunal found that Ms Collins did not comply with the conditions on her registration and that Ms Collins suffers from an impairment which detrimentally affects her ability to practice nursing. The Tribunal held that “a nurse who suffers from a mood disorder that is not effectively treated or managed cannot safely be given responsibility for caring for patients.”

The Tribunal cancelled Ms Collins’ registration with a non-review period of two years and also made a prohibition order preventing Ms Collins from working in aged care or as an assistant in nursing.

The full decision can be found at NSW Caselaw here

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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