17 Jun 2016
A tribunal has suspended a nurse’s registration for professional misconduct for unwarranted physical contact with a patient and falsifying a report of the incident.
The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) referred Ms Silvia Csepregi to the South Australian Health Practitioners Tribunal (the tribunal), alleging that the following behaviour amounted to professional misconduct:
Ms Csepregi admitted the factual basis of the allegations as outlined by the NMBA which asked the tribunal to send a clear message to the public and the profession that unwarranted physical contact with patients will not be tolerated.
This behaviour was aggravated by the falsification of the SLS Report and Ms Csepregi’s attempts to enlist the cooperation of a colleague who observed the behaviour to corroborate her false version of events.
The tribunal agreed that Ms Csepregi’s behaviour amounted to professional misconduct and imposed the following disciplinary sanctions:
The tribunal decision is published on the South Australian Health Practitioners Tribunal website.