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David Alexander Crossfield

22 Apr. 2024

The Health Ombudsman took immediate registration action by imposing conditions on the registration of Mr David Alexander Crossfield, a registered Nurse (NMW0001974944), effective 22 April 2024.

Details of the practitioner’s registration, including the full list of imposed conditions, can be viewed in full on the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency website.

The conditions imposed include the requirements the practitioner:

  • Must only practise as a registered health practitioner in employment and at practice locations approved by the Health Ombudsman and published on the Office of the Health Ombudsman website.
  • Must not practise in an authorised mental health service.
  • Must be supervised by another registered health practitioner (the supervisor) when practising as a registered nurse.
  • For the purposes of this condition, ‘supervised’ is defined as:
    The practitioner must consult with the supervisor who is always physically present in the workplace and available to observe and discuss the management of patients and/or performance of the practitioner, when necessary and otherwise at fortnightly intervals, unless otherwise directed by the Health Ombudsman.

The practitioner does not currently have Health Ombudsman approval to practise in any employment or practice location.

In accordance with section 62(2) of the Health Ombudsman Act 2013 (the Act), the decision will continue to have effect until the earlier of the following happens –

  • the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal sets aside the decision;
  • the Health Ombudsman removes the conditions under section 65 of the Act.