Court and tribunal outcomes are independent and public.
Tribunal decisions relate to complaints or concerns about the conduct, performance or behaviour of a health practitioner.
Court decisions can sometimes refer to an appeal of a tribunal decision or more commonly the outcome in court of a statutory offence matter.
We publish summaries of these outcomes on the AHPRA and National Board websites.
Publishing outcomes can help the person we receive the complaint or concern about see through the eyes of the person who raised it with us.
They also help practitioners understand how the National Law helps them to practice safely or ethically.
Importantly, they show members of the public what is an acceptable and unacceptable level of care and behaviour.
For more information on tribunal decisions a library of published hearing decisions from adjudication bodies (other than panels) relating to complaints made about health practitioners or students is published on the Australian Legal Information Institute’s (AustLII) website.
The following table lists summaries of court and tribunal decisions relevant to the National Law. These are published periodically as decisions are handed down.
This table allows for filtering certain columns. To filter by Board, use the drop down box. To filter by Date of decision and Case name, type in the date/name required (e.g. typing in 2014 will filter results from that year). You can filter multiple rows if required.
Mr Raffaele Di Paolo: A court has convicted a man who pretended to be a registered medical practitioner and sentenced him to nine years and six months in prison, with a fine of $5,000 plus costs following charges brought by AHPRA and the Victorian Director of Public Prosecutions.
Read the media release.
Mr Edward Lipohar: A court has convicted a man and fined him $65,000 plus $25,000 in costs for unlawfully claiming to be a dental specialist and performing restricted dental acts on two patients. Read the media release.
Ms Jessica Anne Schouten: A tribunal has suspended a nurse for four months after she admitted to professional misconduct concerning misappropriated drugs. Read the news item.