Ms Callista Elizabeth Menchin – Registered Nurse – Registration Suspended for Professional Misconduct and Unsatisfactory Professional Conduct
13 July 2022
The Health Care Complaints Commission prosecuted a complaint against formerly registered nurse, Callista Menchin before the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (‘the Tribunal’).
It was alleged that between 2 May 2019 and 11 June 2019, while working in a regional hospital’s Involuntary Drug & Alcohol Treatment Unit, Ms Menchin failed to maintain appropriate professional boundaries with an inpatient while in a therapeutic relationship, including engaging in physical contact, giving the patient her mobile telephone number and exchanging text messages with him, and transporting the patient while he was on leave from the unit.
In its decision of 11 July 2022, the Tribunal found the complaint proven. The Tribunal found that Ms Menchin was guilty of unsatisfactory professional conduct and professional misconduct.
The Tribunal imposed protective orders that if Ms Menchin was still registered as a nurse, the Tribunal would have suspended her registration for four months from 11 July 2022, and that the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia is to record that finding.
The full decision can be found here: NSW Caselaw.
For further information, contact the Executive Officer of the Health Care Complaints Commission, on 9219 7444 or send an email to email@example.com.
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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