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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 Mutasa [2019] QCAT 315

On 1 October 2019, the matter of the Health Ombudsman v David Tichaona Mutasa was heard by Judge Allen QC in the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT). Judge Allen found that Dr Mutasa behaved in a way that constitutes professional misconduct and he has been reprimanded.


Health Ombudsman v MacBean [2019] QCAT 300

On 13 September 2019, a decision for the matter of the Health Ombudsman v MacBean was handed down by Judge Allen QC in the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT). Judge Allen made an order permanently prohibiting Mr Samuel MacBean from providing any health services.


Health Ombudsman v Kirk [2019] QCAT 301

On 13 September 2019, the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT) delivered its decision on the matter of the Health Ombudsman v Kirk. Judge Allen QC made an order to permanently prohibit Mr Paul Kirk from providing any health services.


Health Ombudsman v Le Garde [2019] QCAT 260

On 23 August 2019, a decision for the matter of the Health Ombudsman v Kylie Louise Le Garde was handed down by Judge Allen QC in the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT). Judge Allen found that the practitioner behaved in a way that constitutes professional misconduct and issued a reprimand. Ms Le Garde’s registration has also been suspended for a period of six months.


The Health Ombudsman v David William Field [2019]

The matter of Health Ombudsman v David William Field was heard by Deputy President Judge Sheridan in the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT). The Tribunal found the practitioner had behaved in a way that constitutes professional misconduct, his registration was cancelled and is disqualified from applying for registration for a period of one year.

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