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Investigation register

We are required to keep a public register on this website of any investigations that have not been completed within one year of the decision being made to start them.

 


The items in the register relate to matters referred to the Office of the Health Ombudsman for management from the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency and the former Health Quality and Complaints Commission, and matters commenced by the Office of the Health Ombudsman that have exceeded 12 months of investigation.


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Investigation started Started by Transferred to the OHO Issue type Practitioner type Details of investigation Due date for completion Reason for extension beyond 12 months
15/12/2015 OHO Professional Health Unregistered 15/09/2017 Investigation awaiting external agency proceedings
30/03/2016 OHO Professional Conduct Un-registered False/misleading statements and/or information 30/09/2017 Analysis of evidence continuing
30/03/2016 OHO Professional Conduct Un-registered False/misleading statements and/or information 30/09/2017 Analysis of evidence continuing
26/05/2016 OHO Professional Conduct Nurse Practitioner Financial fraud 26/08/2017 Analysis of evidence continuing
21/07/2016 OHO Professional Conduct Medical Practitioner Incorrect/misleading information provided 21/10/2017 Analysis of evidence continuing
14/04/2016 OHO Professional Conduct Medical Practitioner Incorrect/misleading information provided 14/10/2017 Analysis of evidence continuing
30/03/2016 OHO Professional Conduct Un-registered False/misleading statements and/or information 30/09/2017 Analysis of evidence continuing
31/03/2016 OHO Professional Performance Medical Practitioner No/Inappropriate referral 30/09/2017 Analysis of evidence continuing
23/06/2016 OHO Professional Conduct Facility Systemic issues regarding medication management 23/09/2017 Further evidence gathering required
28/06/2016 OHO Professional Conduct Unregistered Sexual Misconduct 29/09/2017 Investigation awaiting external agency proceedings
18/07/2016 OHO Professional Performance Facility Inadequate care 18/10/2017 Finalisation of investigation report
09/05/2016 OHO Professional Conduct Chinese Medicine Practitioner Wrong/Inappropriate treatment 10/08/2017 Further evidence gathering required
20/06/2016 OHO Conduct Unregistered Assault 20/09/2017 Investigation awaiting external agency proceedings
28/06/2016 OHO Professional Conduct Registered Assault 28/09/2017 Investigation awaiting external agency proceedings
17/06/2016 OHO Professional Conduct Unregistered Financial Fraud 18/09/2017 Investigation awaiting external agency proceedings
01/07/2016 OHO Professional Performance Facility Inadequate care

01/10/2017 Finalisation of investigation report
23/06/2016 OHO Professional Conduct Registered Illegal practice 27/08/2017 Analysis of evidence continuing
31/05/2016 OHO Professional Conduct Registered Illegal Practice 27/08/2017 Analysis of evidence continuing
27/05/2016 OHO Professional Conduct Registered Illegal Practice 27/08/2017 Awaiting specialist advice
23/06/2016 OHO Professional Conduct Registered Theft of Propofol 24/09/2017 Finalisation of investigation report
16/06/2016 OHO Professional Conduct Registered Financial Fraud 17/09/2017 Analysis of evidence continuing
07/03/2016 OHO Professional Conduct Registered Illegal practice 07/09/2017 Investigation awaiting external agency proceedings
07/03/2016 OHO Professional Health Registered Illegal Practice 07/09/2017 Investigation awaiting external agency proceedings
05/05/2016 OHO Professional Conduct Registered Assault 05/08/2017 Further evidence gathering required
21/04/2016 OHO Professional Conduct Registered Financial Fraud 22/07/2017 Further evidence gathering required
27/10/2015 OHO Professional Conduct Registered National Law offence 27/07/2017 Analysis of evidence continuing
01/04/2016 OHO Professional Conduct Unregistered Breach of condition 01/07/2017 Further evidence gathering required
16/03/2016 OHO Communication Registered Incorrect/misleading information 24/05/2017 Further evidence gathering required
30/11/2015 AHPRA 10/05/2017 Conduct Medical Practitioner Sexual misconduct 30/08/2017 Investigation awaiting external agency proceedings
05/05/2016 OHO Professional Conduct Registered Illegal Practice 04/11/2017 Investigation awaiting external agency proceedings
03/03/2016 OHO Professional Conduct Registered Inappropriate behaviour 24/05/2017 Further evidence gathering required
24/03/2016 OHO Grievance Processess Facility Inappropriate behaviour 24/05/2017 Further evidence gathering required
24/02/2016 OHO Professional Conduct Registered Inappropriate behaviour 24/05/2017 Further evidence gathering required
27/05/2016 OHO Professional Conduct Registered Illegal Practice 27/08/2017 Analysis of evidence continuing
07/03/2016 OHO Professional Conduct Registered Illegal Practice 07/09/2017 Investigation awaiting external agency proceedings.
29/03/2016 OHO Professional Performance Registered Illegal Practice 29/09/2017 Further evidence gathering required.
04/03/2016 OHO Professional Performance Registered Illegal Practice 04/06/2017 Investigation awaiting external agency proceedings.
27/04/2016 OHO Conduct Registered Inappropriate Behaviour 07/09/2017 Analysis of evidence continuing
11/05/2017 oho Systemic Facility Administrative Processes 11/08/2017 Finalisation of investigation report
04/05/2016 OHO Performance Facility Inappropriate Referral 04/08/2017 Analysis of evidence continuing
17/02/2016 OHO Medication Pharmacist Dispensing medication 17/08/2017 Further evidence gathering required
22/04/2016 OHO Conduct Registered Illegal Practice 22/07/2017 Analysis of evidence continuing
22/04/2016 OHO Conduct Registered Illegal Practice 21/07/2017 Analysis of evidence continuing
20/04/2016 OHO Professional Performance Facility Unexpected treatment outcome/complications 20/07/2017 Further evidence gathering required.
23/02/2016 OHO Professional Conduct Registered Criminal Conduct 23/05/2017 Finalisation of investigation report.
19/01/2016 OHO Conduct Psychologist Prescribing Medications 07/10/2017 Analysis of evidence continuing
07/01/2016 OHO Conduct Psychologist Prescribing Medication 07/10/2017 Analysis of evidence continuing
01/04/2016 OHO Conduct Medical Radiation Technologist Illegal Practice 01/07/2017 Finalisation of investigation report
05/04/2016 OHO Professional Performance Facility Inadequate care 05/10/2017 Further evidence gathering required
01/04/2016 OHO Professional Conduct Facility Physical environment of facility 01/10/2017 Further evidence gathering required
07/04/2016 OHO Professional Conduct Un-Registered Illegal Practice 07/07/2017 Investigation awaiting external agency proceedings
18/01/2016 OHO Professional Conduct Medical Practitioner National Law Offence 18/10/2017 Investigation awaiting external agency proceedings
15/03/2016 OHO Professional Conduct Registered Illegal practice 15/09/2017 Finalisation of investigation report
09/12/2015 OHO Professional Conduct Registered Illegal practice 09/06/2017 Investigations awaiting external proceedings
10/11/2015 OHO Conduct Registered National Law Offence 10/08/2017 Finalisation of investigation report
10/09/2014 OHO Performance Registered Prescribing Medications 23/07/2017 Analysis of evidence continuing
26/10/2015 OHO Performance Medical Practitioner Competence 01/06/2017 Analysis of evidence continuing.
11/02/2016 OHO Performance Unregistered Alleged serious risk due to failings in provision of audiology services 11/08/2017 Analysis of evidence continuing
11/02/2016 OHO Performance and Conduct Unregistered Allegations of serious risk due to failure in relation to provision of audiology services 11/11/2017 Analysis of evidence continuing
06/01/2016 OHO Conduct Nurse Practitioner Illegal Practice 06/07/2017 Analysis of Evidence Continuing
23/07/2014 OHO Illegal Practice Nurse Illegal practice 11/04/2017 Analysis of evidence continuing
23/12/2015 OHO 23/12/2015 Conduct Unregistered False/misleading statements and/or information 23/09/2017 Investigation awaiting external agency proceedings.
20/07/2015 OHO 20/07/2015 Professional Performance Unregistered Diagnosis, Excessive treatment, Misrepresentation of Quailifications 17/04/2017 Further evidence gathering required.
17/07/2015 OHO 17/01/2017 Professional Misconduct Unregistered Diagnosis, Misrepresentation of Qualifications, Incorrect/Misleading information provided 17/04/2017 Further evidence gathering required.
24/12/2015 OHO 24/12/2015 Conduct Nurse practitioner Illegal Practice 24/03/2017 Further evidence gathering required.
06/01/2016 OHO 06/01/2016 Conduct Unregistered Inappropriate Behaviour 15/09/2017 Investigations awaiting external proceedings
15/12/2015 OHO 15/12/2015 Conduct Unregistered Inappropriate Behaviour 15/06/2017 Investigations awaiting external proceedings
16/12/2015 OHO Conduct Medical Practitioner Sexual Misconduct 15/06/2017 Further evidence gathering required.
16/12/2015 OHO Conduct Medical Practitioner Sexual misconduct 15/06/2017 Further evidence gathering required.
25/09/2015 OHO Conduct Medical Practitioner Sexual misconduct 25/09/2017 Finalisation of investigation report
22/12/2015 OHO Conduct Medical Practitioner Illegal practice 22/09/2017 Analysis of evidence continuing
31/07/2015 OHO Conduct Unregistered Sexual misconduct 31/10/2017 Investigation awaiting external agency proceedings
10/11/2015 OHO Conduct Pharmacist National Law offence 10/05/2017 Analysis of evidence continuing
01/12/2015 OHO Systemic Facility Supply / security / storage of medication 01/09/2017 Finalisation of investigation report
01/12/2015 OHO Conduct Pharmacist Inappropriate collection, use or disclosure of information 01/09/2017 Anslysis of evidence continuing
30/11/2015 OHO Conduct Pharmacist Inappropriate behaviour 01/09/2017 Further evidence gathering required
17/11/2015 OHO Performance Medical Practitioner Wrong/inappropriate treatment 17/08/2017 Further evidence gathering required
17/11/2015 OHO Performance Medical Practitioner Wrong/inappropriate treatment 17/08/2017 Analysis of evidence continuing
17/11/2015 OHO Performance Medical Practitioner Wrong/inappropriate treatment 17/08/2017 Analysis of evidence continuing
17/11/2015 OHO Performance Facility Wrong/inappropriate treatment 17/08/2017 Further evidence gathering required
17/11/2015 OHO Performance Facility Wrong/inappropriate treatment 17/08/2017 Further evidence gathering required
19/11/2015 OHO Conduct Medical practitioner Boundary violation 19/08/2017 Finalisation of investigation report
19/11/2015 OHO Conduct Medical practitioner Boundary violation 19/08/2017 Finalisation of investigation report
07/12/2015 OHO Conduct Medical practitioner Boundary violation 07/09/2017 Investigation awaiting external agency proceedings
07/12/2015 OHO Conduct Nurse practitioner inappropriate behaviour 07/09/2017 Analysis of evidence continuing
10/12/2015 OHO Conduct Nurse practitioner Inappropriate behaviour 10/09/2017 Analysis of evidence continuing
18/12/2015 OHO Conduct Physiotherapist Inappropriate conduct 04/11/2017 Investigation awaiting external agency proceedings
18/12/2015 OHO Systemic Facility False/misleading statements and/or information 18/09/2017 Analysis of evidence required
30/11/2015 OHO Conduct Nurse practitioner Inappropriate behaviour 01/09/2017 Investigation awaiting external agency proceedings
03/12/2015 OHO Conduct Nurse practitioner Inappropriate behaviour 03/09/2017 Investigation awaiting external agency proceedings
03/12/2015 OHO Conduct Nurse practitioner Inappropriate behaviour 03/09/2017 Investigation awaiting external agency proceedings
04/12/2015 OHO Conduct Unregistered provider Illegal practice 04/09/2017 Investigation awaiting external agency proceedings
30/11/2015 OHO Conduct Physiotherapist Inappropriate behaviour 04/11/2017 investigation awaiting external agency proceedings
20/04/2015 OHO Conduct Nurse Practitioner Inappropriate behaviour 20/07/2017 Analysis of evidence continuing.
30/11/2015 OHO Conduct Medical Practitioner Sexual misconduct 28/08/2017 Investigation awaiting external agency proceedings.
30/06/2015 OHO Conduct Nurse Practitioner Illegal Practice 30/09/2017 Analysis of evidence continuing.
16/10/2015 OHO Conduct Unregistered Illegal practice. 09/09/2017 Further evidence gathering required
16/10/2015 OHO Conduct Unregistered Illegal practice. 09/09/2017 Further evidence gathering required
19/10/2015 OHO Conduct Psychologist Boundary violation 19/07/2017 Finalisation of Investigation Report
19/10/2015 OHO Conduct Psychologist Boundary violation 19/07/2017 Finalisation of investigation report
20/02/2014 AHPRA 25/08/2014 Conduct/performance Dentist Inappropriate behaviour, National Law breach, inadequate care, wrong/inappropriate treatment. 17/07/2017 Finalisation of investigation report
24/03/2014 AHPRA 25/08/2014 Conduct/performance Dentist Inappropriate behaviour, National Law breach, inadequate care, wrong/inappropriate treatment. 17/04/2017 Analysis of evidence continuing.
27/08/2015 OHO Conduct Medical Practitioner Illegal practice. 27/08/2017 Further investigation is required
10/10/2014 OHO Conduct Nurse practitioner Illegal practice. 10/10/2016 Investigation awaiting external agency proceedings.
08/05/2015 OHO Conduct Nurse practitioner Illegal practice 16/09/2017 Analysis of evidence
20/08/2015 OHO Conduct Nurse practitioner Illegal practice 16/09/2017 Analysis of evidence
11/09/2015 OHO Systemic Facility Medication administration 11/09/2017 Analysis of evidence continuing
27/08/2015 OHO Conduct Nurse practitioner Assault 27/08/2017 Finalisation of investigation report
10/07/2015 OHO Conduct Medical Practitioner Breach of Condition / Impairment 01/09/2017 Analysis of evidence continuing
28/10/2015 OHO Systemic Facility Inadequate treatment 28/07/2017 Analysis of evidence continuing
06/10/2015 OHO 02/10/2015 Performance Facility Inadequate treatment, delay in treatment, staffing and rostering. 06/10/2017 Analysis of evidence continuing
05/11/2015 OHO 04/11/2015 Professional Conduct Physiotherapist Illegal Practice 04/11/2017 Investigation awaiting external agency proceedings
30/10/2015 OHO 30/10/2015 Systemic Facility Service Availability 30/07/2017 Further evidence gathering required
23/10/2015 OHO 23/10/2015 Conduct Dentist Financial Fraud/Boundary Violation 28/07/2017 Further evidence gathering required
21/10/2015 OHO 21/10/2015 Conduct Chinese Medicine Practitioner Sexual Misconduct 21/10/2017 Investigation awaiting external agency proceedings
19/10/2015 OHO 19/10/2015 Conduct Psychologist Boundary violation 19/07/2017 Further evidence gathering required.
24/09/2015 OHO 24/09/2015 Conduct Pharmacist Illegal Practice 24/08/2017 Further evidence gathering required
27/08/2015 OHO 27/08/2015 Conduct Nurse Assault 27/08/2017 Finalisation of Investigation Report
27/08/2015 OHO 27/08/2015 Conduct/Performance Medical Practitioner Illegal practice. 27/08/2017 Further evidence and analysis is required
11/09/2015 OHO 11/09/2015 Systemic Facility Medical administration. 11/06/2017 Further investigation required.
23/07/2015 OHO 23/07/2015 Systemic Facility Supply, security and storage of medication. 23/07/2017 Extension required in order to finalise the matter.
10/08/2015 OHO 10/08/2015 Conduct Psychologist Boundary Violation, Doctor/Patient confidentiality. 11/08/2017 Analysis of evidence continuing
12/06/2015 OHO 12/06/2015 Conduct Nurse Illegal practice
12/06/2017 Further evidence gathering required.
03/08/2015 OHO 03/08/2015 Conduct Unregistered Boundary Violation, Illegal Practice 03/11/2017 Investigation awaiting external agency proceedings.
20/07/2016 OHO 20/07/2016 Performance Medical Practitioner Diagnosis.

20/10/2017 Investigation awaiting external agency proceedings.
30/06/2015 OHO 30/06/2015 Conduct Nurse Illegal practice.

30/09/2017 Analysis of evidence continuing
03/07/2015 OHO 03/07/2015 Systemic Facility Inadequate treatment.

03/10/2017 Analysis of evidence continuing.
09/06/2015 OHO 09/06/2015 Conduct Psychologist Boundary violation, failure to keep records and fraud. 09/09/2017 Finalisation of investigation report
13/06/2015 OHO 13/06/2015 Systemic Facility Administrative processes, inadequate care.
27/10/2017 Finalisation of investigation report
12/06/2015 OHO 12/06/2015 Systemic Facility Coordination of treatment, diagnosis, inadequate care, inadequate treatment.
24/10/2017 Finalisation of investigation report
08/05/2015 OHO 08/05/2015 Conduct Nurse Multiple complaints relating to Illegal practice
16/09/2017 Analysis of evidence
29/04/2015 OHO 29/04/2015 Conduct Medical Practitioner Illegal practice. 29/10/2017 Analysis of evidence continuing
29/05/2015 OHO 29/05/2015 Conduct Psychologist Boundary Violation.
29/08/2017 Finalisation of investigation report
20/04/2015 OHO 20/04/2015 Conduct Unregistered Assault, illegal practice, misrepresentation of qualifications, National Law breach.
20/10/2017 Analysis of evidence continuing
22/04/2015 OHO 22/04/2015 Conduct Nurse Illegal practice.
22/10/2017 Analysis of evidence continuing
11/10/2014 OHO 11/10/2014 Performance Medical Practitioner Coordination of treatment, delay in treatment, diagnosis, inadequate care, teamwork/supervision, unexpected treatment outcome/complications

11/10/2017 Analysis of evidence continuing
06/05/2015 OHO 06/05/2015 Conduct Medical Practitioner Inappropriate behaviour / Impairment 01/09/2017 Analysis of evidence continuing
20/04/2015 OHO 20/04/2015 Conduct Medical Practitioner Inappropriate behaviour
01/09/2017 Analysis of evidence continuing
09/04/2015 OHO 09/04/2015 Conduct Medical Practitioner Inappropriate behaviour

01/09/2017 Analysis of evidence continuing
07/04/2015 OHO 07/04/2015 Conduct Nurse Illegal practice.
07/07/2017 Finalisation of investigation report.
31/03/2015 OHO 31/03/2015 Systemic Facility Administrative processes, delay in treatment, inadequate treatment, record keeping, records management, staffing and rostering.
30/09/2017 Finalisation of investigation report
26/03/2015 OHO 26/03/2015 Performance Medical Practitioner Wrong/inappropriate treatment, Inadequate information provided.
01/03/2017 Analysis of evidence continuing.
18/02/2015 OHO 18/02/2015 Conduct/Performance Dentist Financial fraud, illegal practice, record keeping.
18/08/2017 Finalisation of investigation report.
07/01/2015 OHO 07/01/2015 Conduct Nurse Illegal practice.

07/10/2017 Investigation finalise investigation report
12/02/2015 OHO 12/02/2015 Conduct Nurse Illegal practice.
09/09/2017 Analysis of evidence continuing
05/09/2014 OHO 05/09/2014 Conduct Unregistered Illegal practice.
28/08/2017 Investigation awaiting external agency proceedings.
13/11/2014 OHO 13/11/2014 Conduct Unregistered Illegal practice.
26/05/2017 Further evidence gathering required.
10/10/2014 OHO 10/10/2014 Conduct Unregistered Illegal practice.

10/10/2017 Further evidence gathering required
08/10/2014 OHO 08/10/2014 Conduct Nurse Illegal practice.

10/10/2017 Investigation awaiting external agency proceedings.
13/10/2014 OHO 06/11/2014 Performance Medical Practitioner Delay in treatment, inadequate treatment.

10/09/2017 Analysis of evidence continuing
30/07/2014 OHO 30/07/2014 Performance Medical Practitioner Inadequate care 11/10/2017 Analysis of evidence continuing
11/12/2014 OHO 11/12/2014 Conduct Unregistered Illegal practice.
09/09/2017 Further evidence gathering required
05/01/2015 OHO 05/01/2015 Conduct Nurse Illegal practice.
04/07/2017 Further evidence gathering required.
28/01/2015 OHO 28/01/2015 Conduct Nurse Inappropriate treatment, inadequate care, boundary violation. 28/07/2017 Further investigation is required.
09/02/2014 OHO 09/02/2014 Systemic Facility Administrative processes, infection control.
09/08/2017 Finalisation of investigation report.
25/11/2014 OHO 25/11/2014 Conduct Unregistered Illegal practice.
16/06/2017 Finalisation of the investigation report
12/12/2015 OHO 12/12/2015 Systemic Facility Administrative processes, delay in treatment, inadequate treatment, record keeping, records management, staffing and rostering. 12/09/2017 Finalisation of investigation report
19/06/2013 AHPRA 17/10/2014 Performance Dentist Inappropriate behaviour, National Law breach, inadequate care, wrong/inappropriate treatment. 17/01/2017 Analysis of evidence continuing.
20/02/2014 AHPRA 15/08/2014 Conduct/Performance Dentist Inappropriate behaviour, National Law breach, inadequate care, wrong/inappropriate treatment.
17/04/2017 Analysis of evidence continuing.
06/03/2014 AHPRA 15/08/2014 Conduct/Performance Dentist Inappropriate behaviour, National Law breach, inadequate care, wrong/inappropriate treatment.
17/04/2017 Analysis of evidence continuing.
30/07/2014 AHPRA 01/12/2014 Performance Medical Practitioner Wrong/inappropriate treatment.
01/06/2017 Analysis of evidence continuing.
28/02/2014 AHPRA 08/10/2014 Performance Medical Practitioner Inadequate care, unexpected treatment outcome/complications, wrong/inappropriate treatment.
11/06/2017 Analysis of evidence continuing
27/08/2014 AHPRA 04/12/2014 Performance Medical Practitioner Wrong/inappropriate treatment.
30/07/2017 Analysis of evidence continuing.
21/09/2012 AHPRA 28/09/2015 Conduct Medical Practitioner Diagnosis, inadequate treatment, unexpected treatment outcome/complications.
12/09/2017 Finalisation of investigation report
17/10/2014 OHO 17/10/2015 Conduct Dentist Inappropriate behaviour, National Law breach, inadequate care, wrong/inappropriate treatment.
17/04/2017 Analysis of evidence continuing.
06/08/2014 OHO 06/08/2014 Systemic Facility Inadequate/no response to complaint.
06/08/2017 Further evidence gathering required
16/07/2014 AHPRA 08/09/2014 Conduct/Performance Nurse Illegal practice, Medical record keeping, Medication Administration.
08/09/2017 Finalisation of investigation report.
30/07/2014 AHPRA 03/10/2014 Conduct Medical Practitioner Competence.
01/06/2017 Analysis of evidence continuing.
25/07/2013 AHPRA 20/11/2014 Performance Medical Practitioner Wrong/inappropriate treatment, Consent not obtained or inadequate.
01/06/2017 Analysis of evidence continuing.
04/06/2014 AHPRA 20/11/2014 Conduct/Performance Medical Practitioner Wrong/inappropriate treatment, Consent not obtained or inadequate.
01/03/2017 Analysis of evidence continuing.
17/04/2013 AHPRA 20/11/2014 Conduct / Performance Medical Practitioner Wrong/inappropriate treatment.
01/06/2017 Analysis of evidence continuing.
17/09/2014 AHPRA 20/11/2014 Conduct / Performance Medical Practitioner Wrong/inappropriate treatment.
01/06/2017 Analysis of evidence continuing.