Ms Cherie Tane – Registered Nurse –Professional Misconduct – Registration cancelled

10 February 2021

The Health Care Complaints Commission prosecuted Ms Cherie Tane, a registered nurse, before the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal.

It was alleged that Ms Tane borrowed substantial sums of money from two patients; sending numerous inappropriate text messages to both patients and misappropriating Schedule 4D drugs from her workplace to sell to one of the patients. Both patients were particularly vulnerable as they were inpatients at a drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre where Ms Tane was employed.

On 2 October 2020, in Stage 1 proceedings, the Tribunal found Ms Tane guilty of professional misconduct. The Tribunal was to determine protective orders in Stage 2 proceedings. The full decision is available at  NSW Caselaw.

On 23 December 2020, following the Stage 2 proceedings, the Tribunal cancelled Ms Tane’s registration as a registered nurse and ordered that Ms Tane cannot seek a review of that order for a period of 3 years from the date of the decision. The Tribunal also ordered that Ms Tane be prohibited from providing health services as defined in section 5 of the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law.

The full decision is available at NSW Caselaw.

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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