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Janette Michele Adams

07 Jun. 2024

The Health Ombudsman issued an interim prohibition order imposing restrictions on the provision of health services provided by Mrs Janette Michele Adams aka Mrs Janette Michele Bain, effective 7 June 2024.

The restrictions imposed include the following requirements:

  • Unless otherwise directed by the Health Ombudsman, the practitioner must only practise as a health practitioner in employment and at practice locations approved by the Health Ombudsman and published on the Office of the Health Ombudsman website.
  • The practitioner must not be the sole provider of care to any patient who has the requirement for frequent observation and/or increased visual observations and monitoring.
  • Unless otherwise directed by the Health Ombudsman, the practitioner must not practise outside the hours of 7am to 11pm.
  • The practitioner must be supervised by another health practitioner (the supervisor) when practising as an unregistered health care worker.
    For the purposes of this condition, ‘supervised’ is defined as:
    The practitioner must consult the supervisor, who is accessible by telephone or other means of telecommunication about the management of patients and/or performance of the practitioner, when necessary and at fortnightly intervals unless otherwise directed by the Health Ombudsman.

The Health Ombudsman has approved the practitioner’s employment as a carer/ support worker at the following practice location/s:

  • Sunbird Home Care – Cairns (including ‘sleepover shifts’ where the practitioner works outside the hours of 7am-11pm, however is permitted by her employer to sleep during these shifts and attend to patients as needed)

In accordance with section 73(2) of the Health Ombudsman Act 2013 (the Act), the order continues to have effect until the earliest of the following happens –

  • the order ends under section 90H of the Act;
  • QCAT sets aside the decision to issue the order on application by the practitioner for a review of the decision;
  • the Health Ombudsman revokes the order under section 76 of the Act.