Ms Karinna Payne – Enrolled nurse – Registration cancelled for Unsatisfactory Professional Conduct and Professional Misconduct

3 December 2021

The Health Care Complaints Commission prosecuted a complaint against Ms Karinna Payne, enrolled nurse, before the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (‘The Tribunal’). 

 It was alleged that, while working in the health system, Ms Payne:

  1. provided 12 falsified medical certificates to her hospital employer for claimed sick leave
  2. provided false and/or misleading information to the hospital employer on three occasions, and
  3. provided false and/or misleading information to the Nursing and Midwifery Council on two occasions.

On 1 December 2021, the Tribunal found the complaint proven and found Ms Payne guilty of unsatisfactory professional conduct and professional misconduct. The Tribunal cancelled Ms Payne’s registration with a non - review period of two years. The Tribunal remarked that the conduct was a ‘flagrant disregard for the obligations of the Respondent and a serious risk to the public and the good name of the nursing profession’.

The full decision can be found here:  NSW Caselaw

Further information

For further information, contact the Executive Officer of the Health Care Complaints Commission, on 02 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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