National Boards refer serious matters to tribunals in each state and territory. Only a tribunal can cancel a practitioner’s registration, disqualify a person from applying for registration for a time or prohibit a person from using a specified title or providing a specified health service.
We include links to published adverse tribunal (disciplinary) decisions and court outcomes for a practitioner on the online Register of practitioners, if the name of the practitioner has not been suppressed by the court or tribunal.
When a court or tribunal cancels a practitioner’s registration or disqualifies them from applying for registration, or using a specified title, or providing a specified health service, this is recorded in the online Register of cancelled practitioners.
When a tribunal reprimands, suspends or places conditions on the registration of a practitioner, this is recorded on the online Register of practitioners.
Matters included findings of professional misconduct involving:
A National Board establishes health or professional standards panels to decide matters when appropriate. Panels must include members from the relevant health profession and community members. All health panels must include a medical practitioner.
We published 103 summaries of decisions. Some decisions are not published for privacy reasons or due to suppression orders applied by the tribunal or court.
We investigate and, where appropriate, prosecute allegations of criminal offences.
Significant prosecutions this year demonstrate the importance of criminal offence provisions for the protection of the public.