Ms Sharmain Daisy Clarke – Registered Nurse – Registration cancelled for impairment and incompetence

23 November 2022

The Health Care Complaints Commission prosecuted a complaint against Registered Nurse Sharmain Daisy Clarke before the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (“the Tribunal”).

It was alleged that Ms Clarke was impaired and had unmanaged mental health issues. It was also alleged that Ms Clarke lacked the mental or physical capacity to practice as a nurse and was therefore not competent to practise the profession of nursing.

In its decision of 17 November 2022, the Tribunal found that Ms Clarke was impaired and was not competent to practise the profession of nursing.

The Tribunal cancelled Ms Clarke’s registration as a nurse, with a non-review period of 3 years. The Tribunal also made an order prohibiting Ms Clarke from providing any health services, including health education, for 3 years.

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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