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Health Ombudsman v Antley [2016] QCAT 472

On 22 November 2016, the matter of the Health Ombudsman v Lara Joanne Antley was heard by the Hon J B Thomas in the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT). Judge Thomas made an order that Ms Antley is reprimanded and disqualified from applying for registration as a registered health practitioner for nine months from the date of this order.

Ms Antley stole blank prescriptions from her employer, forged prescriptions and used those forged prescriptions to fraudulently obtain drugs of dependence. She also failed to notify the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia about the criminal charges and convictions related to her conduct.

QCAT’s decision means that Ms Antley cannot provide any health service as a registered health practitioner for nine months.

A copy of the decision is published on the Queensland Supreme Court Library website.