25 May 2018
The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) referred Ms Karen Faulkner to the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (the tribunal) on 4 March 2015, alleging that throughout 2012 she:
In making its decision, the tribunal found all allegations proven, however found that Ms Faulkner had not intentionally provided false information to another nurse.
On 15 May 2017, the tribunal reprimanded Ms Faulkner and imposed conditions on her registration including that she:
The tribunal also ordered that Ms Faulkner pay the NMBA’s costs.
The tribunal did not suspend Ms Faulkner’s registration. The NMBA filed an appeal regarding this aspect of the tribunal’s decision, which was dismissed by the Court of Appeal on 25 May 2018.
The decision is published on the tribunal website.
Please note due to an administrative delay this summary was not published until June 2019.