Ms Fiona Morris – Registered Nurse – Disqualification and prohibition order
21 October 2022
The Health Care Complaints Commission prosecuted a complaint against registered nurse Fiona Morris before the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (‘the Tribunal’).
It was alleged that between 2017 and 2020, while working as a registered nurse at Camperdown, Ms Morris:
- Fabricated to her employer and colleagues that she had, and was being treated for, a terminal illness.
- Gained financial advantage to the detriment of her employer.
- Was convicted of offences of dishonestly obtaining financial advantage by deception.
- Failed to notify the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency when she was charged with the offences.
On 18 October 2022, the Tribunal found the complaint proven and determined that Ms Morris was unfit to practise as a nurse in the public interest, due to her egregious dishonesty.
The Tribunal ordered that, if Ms Morris had still been registered, her registration would have been cancelled. It imposed a non-review period for two years as well as a order prohibiting Ms Morris from providing health services of any kind during the period that she remains unregistered due to cancellation. .
The full decision can be found here: NSW Caselaw
For further information, contact the Executive Officer of the Health Care Complaints Commission, on 02 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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