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Diane Crous

22 Nov. 2023

The Health Ombudsman took immediate registration action by imposing conditions on the registration of Diane Crous, effective 22/11/2023.

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

Conditions imposed include the requirement the practitioner, Diane Crous must:

  • not prescribe, possess, supply, administer, handle, dispense, access, dispose or check, including as emergency treatment supplies or doctor’s bag stock, any monitored medicine listed in Schedule 2, Part 4 of the Medicines and Poisons (Medicines) Regulation 2021 as amended from time to time and as published at https://www.legislation.qld.gov.au/view/html/asmade/sl-2021-0140#sch.2, other than when prescribed to the practitioner by a registered health practitioner for a genuine personal therapeutic purpose.
  • not take responsibility for progressing any ‘point of sale transaction’, or have access to any ‘point of sale system’, at any approved place of employment or practice
  • not:
    • a. be alone in the dispensing area at any approved place of employment or practice location, or
    • b. take responsibility for opening or closing the pharmacy business at any approved place of employment or practice location.
  • not have her own personal medication/s dispensed at any approved place of employment or practice location.
  • practise only in employment and at practice locations approved by the Health Ombudsman and published on the Health Ombudsman website.

Within five (5) business days of the commencement of these conditions (if currently practising as a registered health practitioner), and on commencing in any new place of practice, the practitioner must provide written confirmation to the Health Ombudsman that the practitioner’s employer/s have been notified of the specific alleged conduct that gave rise to these conditions [including the existence of criminal charges and any subsequent conviction arising from the conduct].

In accordance with section 62(2) of the Health Ombudsman Act 2013 (the Act), the Health Ombudsman’s decision will continue to have effect until:

  • the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal sets the decision aside
  • the Health Ombudsman removes the conditions imposed on Diane Crous’ registration under section 65 of the Act.

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