21 Dec 2016
A tribunal has disqualified a nurse from applying for registration for life after it found she engaged in serious professional misconduct.
The South Australian Health Practitioners Tribunal (the tribunal) has reprimanded Ms Danielle Maree Jones in the strongest possible terms, cancelled her registration and disqualified her from applying for registration as a nurse on a permanent basis.
It was alleged that Ms Jones:
Ms Jones did not participate in the tribunal process, despite being personally served with the notice of the hearing. The tribunal accepted the unchallenged affidavit evidence from the NMBA.
It was submitted on behalf of the NMBA that the broad nature and seriousness of the offending warranted cancellation and permanent disqualification of her registration. It was argued on behalf of the NMBA that Ms Jones was not fit to hold registration as a nurse because of her repeated dishonest behaviour and demonstrated lack of integrity. Further, she did not show any remorse or seek to apologise for, or explain, her behaviour to the NMBA or the tribunal.
On that basis the tribunal found that the behaviour constituted professional misconduct and determined to:
The reasons for the decision will be published on the tribunal’s website.