Decisions by the Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal

The Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal, when hearing a charge involving a midwife, comprises a chairperson who is a lawyer, three midwives and a layperson. All Tribunal members are appointed by the Minister of Health.

When a charge of professional misconduct is found by the Tribunal to be proven, it usually orders its decision be published so everyone can see that health professionals are accountable for their practice. It also makes it clear to both the public and to the profession what the standard of practice reasonably to be expected of a health professional.

Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal Decisions

 

  • In September 2014, the HPDT found that midwife Jue (Lisa) Wang's being convicted on three representative charges of dishonesty using a document with intent to obtain a pecuniary advantage reflected adversely on Ms Wang's fitness to practise as a registered midwife. 
  • In December 2013, the HPDT found charges of professional misconduct and of practising without holding a current practising certificate against midwife Cesilia (Tillie) Laufiso were proved. 
  • At a hearing held 27 September 2013 the HPDT considered charges of professional misconduct, laid by a Professional Conduct Committee against midwife Ms Kassee Flavell-Neville.  
  • On 2 August 2013, the HPDT found the charges against midwife Cheryl Nancy Baker were proved. 
  • At a hearing held on 18 - 21 February 2013 the HPDT considered a charge of professional misconduct, laid by the Director of Proceedings against midwife, Ms Jan Scherp. The Tribunal found that Ms Scherp was not guilty of professional misconduct.
  • On 25 June 2012 the HPDT found the charges of profession misconduct against midwife Patricia Emily Mason were proved. 
  • In August 2010 the HPDT found the charges of professional misconduct against midwife Mary Elizabeth Casey (Christchurch) were proved.  (Note: this is not RM Mary Elizabeth Casey who practises in Auckland).
  • In August 2010 the HPDT found the charges of professional misconduct against midwife Nicola Tolland were proved.
  • In August 2010 the HPDT found that charges of professional misconduct against midwife Christine Hawea were proved. 
  • In June 2009 the HPDT found charges of professional misconduct against midwife Monique Kapua were proved. 
  • In April 2009 the HPDT found charges of professional misconduct against a midwife referred to as Ms N were proved. 
  • In June 2008, the HPDT found charges of professional misconduct against midwife Bala Naidu were proved. 
  • In October 2007, the HPDT found a charge of professional misconduct against midwife Sharon Louise Robertson was proved.
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Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal Decisions

 

  • In September 2014, the HPDT found that midwife Jue (Lisa) Wang's being convicted on three representative charges of dishonesty using a document with intent to obtain a pecuniary advantage reflected adversely on Ms Wang's fitness to practise as a registered midwife. 
  • In December 2013, the HPDT found charges of professional misconduct and of pra...
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