/Orders against health practitioners/Mr Brandon Raynor

Mr Brandon Raynor

05 June 2019


  1. Pursuant to the Act s 113(1), the Tribunal decides that, because of his conduct and performance, the respondent poses a serious risk to persons.
  2. Pursuant to the Act s 73(2)(a)(ii) the Tribunal sets aside the interim prohibition order made by the respondent on 26 October 2017, as confirmed with amendments by the Tribunal on 4 June 2019.
  3. Pursuant to the Act s 113(4)(a) the Tribunal prohibits the respondent from:
  4. Providing any health service involving the manipulation of the cervical spine of any person, whether paid or unpaid.
  5. Teaching, demonstrating or promoting the provision of any health service involving the manipulation of the cervical spine of any person, whether paid or unpaid.
  6. Providing to any person training, instruction or education in the provision of any health service involving the manipulation of the cervical spine of any person, whether paid or unpaid.

Annexure A

  1. Within five business days of the commencement of these restrictions, or within two business days of commencing in any new place of practice, the respondent must notify all employers and places where the respondent provides a health service as to the existence of the prohibitions and restrictions imposed on the respondent’s right to practice and provide them with a copy of this order.
  2. Within five business days of the commencement of these restrictions, the respondent must provide written authorisation to the Office of the Health Ombudsman (by completing the Authority to Access Information Form) to:
    1. inspect, take or copy patient clinical records, log books and/or appointment diaries for any patient at such reasonable time or times as the Health Ombudsman shall determine for the purpose of monitoring compliance with the prohibitions and restrictions imposed on the respondent’s right to practice
    2. exchange information with the respondent’s employers and places of practice.
  3. Within five business days of changing residential address or practice address, the respondent must provide written notification to the Office of the Health Ombudsman of that change, and provide new contact details.
  4. These restrictions apply to the respondent until he obtains registration as a health practitioner in one of the following health professions, under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (Queensland):
    1. chiropractic
    2. medical
    3. osteopathy
    4. physiotherapy.

Definitions

For the purposes of this order:

Employer means an entity that:

  • employs the respondent to provide health services; or
  • engages the respondent to provide health services under a contract for services; or
  • operates a facility at which the respondent provides health services.

The term also includes co-owners, co-directors, contractors of service, owners or operators of medical practices, hospitals or other facilities where the respondent provides a health service, even if there is no contractual relationship between the owner or operator and the respondent.

Manipulation of the cervical spine means rotating forcefully the cervical spine at or beyond a person’s normal anatomical range of active movement.

Practice means working in any role, whether remunerated or not, in which the respondent uses his skills and knowledge in a health care industry, whether required to be registered as a health practitioner or not. It is not restricted to the provision of direct clinical care and includes using the skill and knowledge of an unregistered practitioner in a direct non-clinical relationship with a patient, working in management, administration, education, research, advisory, regulatory or policy development roles, and any other role that impacts on the safe, effective delivery of services in the health care industry.