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A South Australian man has received a $7,500 fine and a criminal conviction for knowingly and recklessly using the title “psychologist” in breach of the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law as in force in each state and territory (the National Law).
A South Australian woman has received a $7,000 fine and a criminal conviction after pleading guilty in the Adelaide Magistrates Court to using the protected title of ‘registered nurse’ and for holding out that she was a registered nurse, contrary to the National Law1.
The statement yesterday by Victorian Health Minister, The Hon Jill Hennessy MP, on the review of stillborn and newborn deaths at Djerriwarrh Health Services going back to 2001 underlines the importance of AHPRA’s investigations into individual health practitioners.
The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) has received a letter from the Queensland Government, formally notifying of the determination of fees to be paid from AHPRA to the Queensland Office of the Health Ombudsman (OHO) for 2015-2016.