In all three cases the practitioners were found to have practised without a current practising certificate. The Tribunal reiterated that the requirement of a current APC ensures practitioners are subject to a degree of scrutiny as to their competence and fitness to practise. It is not merely an administrative requirement and needs to be taken seriously by registered health practitioners.
In another Tribunal decision, a charge of professional misconduct was established against Peter Liston, dentist and oral and maxillofacial specialist, New Plymouth. The Tribunal found Dr Liston’s conduct amounted to negligence, malpractice and bringing discredit to the dental profession, and warranted disciplinary sanction — Decision details.