Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency - Panel hearing summary 2020.0872
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Panel hearing summary 2020.0872

Decision of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia

Performance and professional standards panel 

Jurisdiction: Western Australia
Date of Decision: 20 October 2019

Classification of Notification

Breach of condition / undertaking


The Board referred allegations that the Practitioner contravened a condition of his registration as a nurse after testing positive for methamphetamine.

The panel found that the practitioner had behaved in a way that constitutes unprofessional conduct. The panel decided to impose conditions on the practitioner's registration requiring the practitioner to undertake urine and hair drug screening. In determining sanction, the panel formed the view that the practitioner had reflected on the matter and appropriately identified relevant precursors to methamphetamine use in an effort to avoid relapse.

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