/Actions/orders taken against health practitioners/Manyara Chimuka

15 Sep. 2023

Manyara Chimuka

Registered Nurse

The Health Ombudsman took immediate registration action by imposing conditions on the registration of Manyara Chimuka, registered nurse (NMW0001713500) effective 15 September 2023.

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

Scope of Practice

The conditions imposed include the requirements the practitioner:

  • Must practise only in employment and at practice locations approved by the Health Ombudsman and published on the Office of the Health Ombudsman website.
  • Must not be the most senior nurse and/or sole nurse on any shift when practising as a registered nurse.
  • Must not prescribe, possess, supply, administer, handle, dispense, access 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 directly observed by another registered nurse (Division 1) or when prescribed to the practitioner by a registered health practitioner for a genuine personal therapeutic purpose.
  • Must not practise in any independent community care role while these conditions are in force.

Approved employment and practice locations

The Health Ombudsman has approved the practitioner’s employment as a registered nurse at the following practice location:

  • Ipswich Hospital - Chelmsford Ave, Ipswich Qld 4305.

Period of action or order

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.