Performance and Professional Standards panel
Jurisdiction: Western Australia
Date of Hearing: 9 October 2013
Date of Decision: 9 October 2013
Clinical Care - Inadequate or inappropriate treatment
The matter concerned the alleged unsatisfactory professional performance and/or unprofessional conduct in relation to the care provided by the practitioner to the patient on 10 August 2008.
The Medical Board of Australia alleged that the practitioner behaved in a way that constituted unsatisfactory professional performance under s.191(1)(b)(i) of the National Law and/or unprofessional conduct under s.191(1)(b)(ii) of the National Law, in that they:
The panel found allegations 1 and 2 proven, and that the practitioner had behaved in a way that constituted unsatisfactory professional performance under s.191(1)(b)(i) of the National Law.
The panel noted that the practitioner had shown deep remorse and insight after the incident that triggered the notification. Since then, the practitioner had taken courses and further education. They teach, train and supervise other practitioners, and is an active member of the college.
The panel concluded that the practitioner had already undertaken the further training and education that it would have recommended as part of its determination. The panel cautioned the practitioner.