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Health Ombudsman v Creagh-Scott [2019] QCAT 69

The matter of Health Ombudsman v Creagh-Scott was heard by Deputy President Judge Allen in the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT). The Tribunal found the practitioner had behaved in a way that constitutes professional misconduct, was reprimanded and disqualified from applying for registration for a period of three years and six months. The practitioner is permanently prohibited from providing any health service in a clinical or non-clinical capacity (paid or otherwise) to any person under the age of eighteen years.

On 15 March 2019 the Health Ombudsman referred this matter to QCAT regarding a health practitioner having engaged in professional misconduct by his commission of criminal offences relating to child exploitation material.

The Health Ombudsman submitted that the health practitioner’s conduct constituted professional misconduct.

In this matter, the practitioner admitted his conduct amounted to professional misconduct.

On 29 March 2019, the Tribunal delivered its findings that the practitioner behaved in a way that constitutes professional misconduct, reprimanded him and disqualified him from applying for registration for a period of three years and six months. The practitioner is also permanently prohibited from providing any health service in a clinical or non-clinical capacity (paid or otherwise) to any person under the age of eighteen years.