Charge Detail Summary

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File Number: Nur17/410P
Practitioner: Ms E


Hearing Start Date:

Hearing End Date:

22/03/2018

22/03/2018


Hearing Town/City: Auckland

Hearing Location:

The Tauwaka Room, Novotel Auckland Airport, Ray Emery Drive, Auckland commencing at 10.00 am

 

Executiver Officer: Debra Gainey (04) 381 6816


Charge Characteristics:

Perverting the law of justice

Willfully preventing a witness from testifying

(Not Established)


Legislation – breach of Crimes Act 1961
(Established)


Additional Orders:

Name Suppression to Practitioner

Practitioner granted interim suppression of name and identifying features

Nur17410pMinDirconfanon.pdf


Name Suppression to Practitioner

Practitioner granted permanent name suppression

966Nur17410P.pdf


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

Practitioner's daughters granted permanent name suppression and suppression of the name of country of origin

966Nur17410P.pdf


Appeal Order:


Decision:

Full Decision 966Nur17410P.pdf


Appeal Decision:


Precis of Decision:

Charge

At a hearing held 22 March 2018, the Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal considered a charge laid by the Professional Conduct Committee, against Ms E (the Nurse).

The charge alleged that the Nurse had been convicted of wilfully attempting to pervert the course of justice by preventing a witness from testifying in a criminal trial.

The Nurse defended the charge.

Findings

The Tribunal found that in this matter the conviction did not reflect adversely on the Nurse's fitness to practise as a nurse.

The Tribunal noted that the Nurse had acted primarily as a concerned mother and sought to protect her daughter from the traumatic incident she had experienced, as well as reported trauma from a court room process.

The charge was not established and the charge was dismissed.