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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.


Lapthorn v The Health Ombudsman (No 2) [2017] QCAT 353

In August 2017, the matter of the Lapthorn v Health Ombudsman was heard by Acting Deputy President O’Callaghan in the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT). The Tribunal was not satisfied that the practitioner poses a serious risk and that an interim prohibition order is necessary to protect the health and safety of the public. The Tribunal set aside the Health Ombudsman’s decision to issue an interim prohibition order.

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Practitioner v Health Ombudsman [2017] QCAT 265

On 2 August 2016, the matter of A Practitioner v The Health Ombudsman was heard by Judge Sheridan in the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT). Judge Sheridan upheld the Health Ombudsman’s interim prohibition order against the practitioner.

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Zaphir v Health Ombudsman [2017] QCAT 193

On 30 May 2017, the matter of Zaphir v Health Ombudsman was heard by Deputy President Sheridan in the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT). The Tribunal was satisfied that immediate action by way of interim prohibition order was necessary to protect the health and safety of the public, and confirmed the Health Ombudsman’s decision to issue such an order.

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Health Ombudsman v Jamieson [2017] QCAT 172

On 6 April 2017, the matter of the Health Ombudsman v Stepheny Eliza Jamieson was heard on the papers by the Hon J B Thomas in the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT).  Judge Thomas found that Ms Jamieson’s conduct amounted to professional misconduct and reprimanded her.

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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 Hon J B Thomas in the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT).

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