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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 Armstrong [2018] QCAT 382

On 22 March 2018, the matter of Health Ombudsman v Armstrong was heard by Deputy President Sheridan in the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT). The Tribunal found the practitioner’s behaviour amounted to professional misconduct, cancelled her registration and disqualified her from applying for registration for a period of two years.

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Health Ombudsman v NLM [2018] QCAT 164

On 30 May 2018, the matter of Health Ombudsman v NLM was heard by Deputy President Sheridan in the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT). The Tribunal found the practitioner’s behaviour amounted to professional misconduct, reprimanded the practitioner, and imposed a fine of $5000.

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The Health Ombudsman v Dalziel [2017] QCAT 442

On 17 October and 17 November 2017, the matter of the Health Ombudsman v Dalziel was heard by Deputy President Sheridan in the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT). The Tribunal found that the pharmacist Mr John Dalziel behaved in a way that constituted professional misconduct. The practitioner was suspended for a period of one month, with conditions imposed on his registration.

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Health Ombudsman v Barber [2017] QCAT 431

On 19 April 2017, the matter of the Health Ombudsman v Barber was heard by Deputy President Sheridan in the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT). The Tribunal reprimanded the practitioner.

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Health Ombudsman v Chambers [2017] QCAT 362

On 23 October 2017, the matter of the Health Ombudsman v Chambers was heard on the papers by Acting Deputy President O’Callaghan in the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT). The Tribunal found the practitioner’s behaviour amounted to professional misconduct and reprimanded her.

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