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Terance Makoni

31 May 2024

The Health Ombudsman took immediate registration action by imposing conditions on the registration of Terance Makoni, Registered Nurse (NMW0001618021), effective 31 May 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 provide care to patients in an acute care area of a health service or where frequent observations are required (such as ICU, CCU, ED and Mental Health PICU or in a facility where patients require frequent observations or ‘specialling’).
    For the purpose of this condition, ‘frequent observations’ is defined as observations that
    must occur at least once per hour.
  • Must not practise outside the hours of 6am to 10pm.
  • 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, unless otherwise directed by the Health
  • The practitioner must not practise in a role where the practitioner is required to supervise or have oversight of the practise of another health practitioner or mentor another health practitioner.
    For the avoidance of doubt, for the purpose of condition 6 ‘supervise’ has its ordinary
    meaning and is not limited to the definition applicable to condition 5.

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.