Lauren Russ - Registered Nurse - Reprimand

27 January 2021

The Health Care Complaints Commission prosecuted a complaint against registered nurse Lauren Russ before the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal.

The complaint alleged that Ms Russ was not fit to practice the profession of nursing as she was convicted by the NSW Local Court of supplying a “prohibited drug” in August 2019, assisting her husband in the supply of cocaine from their family home from September 2018 to January 2019.

In the decision on 18 January 2021 the Tribunal reprimanded Ms Russ for her conviction. The Tribunal considered that her remorse and learnings from the offence and formed the view that there was no material risk of her re-offending.

A copy of the Tribunal’s decision can be found on the NSW Caselaw 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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