Mr Vusumuzi Arthur Mlotshwa – Registered Nurse – Registration cancelled for unsatisfactory professional conduct and professional misconduct

23 November 2022

The Health Care Complaints Commission prosecuted a complaint against Registered Nurse Vusumuzi Arthur Mlotshwa before the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (‘the Tribunal’).

It was alleged that between 8 July 2020 and 4 February 2021, Mr Mlotshwa:

  • Was convicted of a criminal offence involving participating in a criminal group and dealing with the proceeds of crime.
  • Failed to notify the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia when he was charged with those offences.
  • Gave false or misleading information about his criminal history to the Nursing and Midwifery Council and the Health Care Complaints Commission.

In its decision of 16 November 2022, the Tribunal found the complaint proven. The Tribunal found that Mr Mlotshwa was guilty of unsatisfactory professional conduct and professional misconduct.

The Tribunal cancelled Mr Mlotshwa’s registration with a non-review period of three years.

The Tribunal remarked that “the professional misconduct is of such a serious nature that the only appropriate disciplinary order is the cancellation of his registration …. We have come to that conclusion given the objective seriousness of the conduct, because of the necessity to emphasise to other practitioners that such serious professional misconduct is unacceptable and will not be tolerated, and to maintain public confidence in the 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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