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QCAT decisions

The Health Ombudsman, through the Director of Proceedings, may take disciplinary matters against registered health practitioners to QCAT for determination. In addition, QCAT has jurisdiction to deal with matters relating to unregistered health practitioners where they pose a serious risk to the public.


Health Ombudsman v Levick [2017] QCAT 88

On 20 February 2017, the matter of the Health Ombudsman v David John Levick was heard on the papers by the Honourable J B Thomas, Judicial Member, in the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT).

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Health Ombudsman v MacDonald [2016] QCAT 473

On 22 November 2016, the matter of the Health Ombudsman v Dorothy MacDonald was heard on the papers by Justice Thomas in the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT). Justice Thomas found Ms MacDonald’s conduct was professional misconduct and suspended her registration as a nurse for six months from the date of the order. Justice Thomas also ordered that Ms MacDonald pay the Health Ombudsman’s costs of the proceedings.

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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 Justice Thomas in the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT). Justice 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.

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Office of the Health Ombudsman v Costello [2016] QCAT 117

On 16 May 2016, the matter of the Office of the Health Ombudsman v Costello was heard by Justice Thomas in the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT). Justice Thomas made an order prohibiting Mr Paul Costello from providing any health service, indefinitely.

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