Tribunal reprimands former nurse for professional misconduct

26 Apr 2018

A tribunal has reprimanded a former nurse after she admitted to professional misconduct concerning a criminal conviction.

On 18 June 2016, the Western Australian police found Ms Helen Mary Godfrey, a nurse, in possession of a prohibited drug (MDMA) and $1559 in cash.

On 23 September 2016, Ms Godfrey was convicted of possession of a prohibited drug with intent to sell or supply following a guilty plea, and sentenced to a 12 month Community Based Order.

The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) referred Ms Godfrey to the State Administrative Tribunal of Western Australia (the tribunal). During the proceedings Ms Godfrey surrendered her registration as a nurse.

Ms Godfrey admitted the facts and that she had engaged in professional misconduct, and the matter was resolved by consent. The tribunal reprimanded Ms Godfrey and she agreed to pay a contribution to the NMBA’s costs, fixed at $1200.

For more information please see the tribunal decision.

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