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File Number: Med16/369P
Practitioner: Dr N


Hearing Start Date:

Hearing End Date:

14/03/2017

16/03/2017


Hearing Town/City: New Plymouth

Hearing Location:

Monday 29 through to and including Wednesday 31 May 2017 (Watson Room, Devon Hotel & Conference Centre, 390 Devon Street East, New Plymouth, commencing at 9.00am.  

Executive Officer:  Kim Davies (04 381 6816)


Charge Characteristics:

Prescribing - inappropriate/inadequate (Established)


Records - inadequate/inappropriate

Not established on appeal

(Established)


Drugs - inappropriate possession/unlawful use

Not established on appeal

(Established)


Codified professional standards breach
(Established)


Additional Orders:

Name Suppression to Practitioner

Practitioner granted interim suppression of name and identifying features

863Med16369P.pdf


Name Suppression to Complainant and/or Patient and/or client

Patients granted interim name suppression

858Med16369P.pdf


Name Suppression to Witness/s and/or Family of parties

Family members granted interim name suppression

858Med16369P.pdf


Name Suppression to Complainant and/or Patient and/or client

Permanent suppression of the names of patients and any identifying features

934med16369p.pdf


Name Suppression to Witness/s and/or Family of parties

Permanent suppression of name of family members and practitioners colleagues.

934med16369p.pdf


Name Suppression to Practitioner

Practitioner declined permanent name suppression.

Permanent name suppression granted on appeal.

934med16369p.pdf


Appeal Order:

Name Suppression to Practitioner
Outcome
The practitioner appealed the Tribunal's substantive decision to the High Court. The High Court upheld parts of the appeal and granted the practitioner permanent name suppression. A v PCC [2018] NZHC 2158


Decision:

Substantive Decision 900med16369p.pdf


Penalty Decision
934med16369p.pdf


Appeal Decision:

Substantive Decision
Outcome

The practitioner appealed the Tribunal's decision to the High Court.  The High  Court upheld parts of the appeal, dismissing Charges 2, 3, 4 and 6.  A v PCC [2018] NZHC 1623.



Penalty Decision
Outcome

The practitioner appealed the Tribunal's substantive decision to the High Court.  The High Court upheld parts of the appeal, dismissing Charges 2, 3 , 4 and 6.  A v PCC [2018] NZHC 1623.  The High Court varied the Tribunal's penalty decision and dismissed Charge 7.  A v PCC [2018] NZHC 2158.



Precis of Decision: