Mr Jeremy Riley Nuevo – Registered Nurse – Unsatisfactory professional conduct and professional misconduct

27 October 2022

The Health Care Complaints Commission prosecuted a complaint against Registered Nurse Jeremy Riley Nuevo before the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (‘the Tribunal’).

The complaint alleged various failures relating to Mr Nuevo’s treatment of a man who was found deceased in his cell at Parklea Correctional Centre on the morning of 7 December 2017.

It was alleged that on 6-7 December 2017, while working at Parklea Correctional Centre, Mr Nuevo failed to:

  • Read the Clinical Notes and Health Records of the patient.
  • Implement the treatment plan ordered by the treating Medical Officer.
  • Respond to the patient’s requests to see a nurse following a complaint of abdominal pain.
  • Accurately document or update the patient’s clinical notes by making a false or misleading entry the patient’s medical record.
  • Ensure that the morning shift nursing staff were provided with a clinical handover of the patient as a patient of concern.
  • Seek appropriate approval to leave early and complete the nursing care and management shift he was rostered on to complete.

In its decision of 25 October 2022, the Tribunal found the allegations proven and found Mr Nuevo guilty of unsatisfactory professional conduct and professional misconduct.

The Tribunal will determine protective orders following a further (Stage 2) hearing.

The full decision can be found here: NSW Caselaw

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