Recent Cases

Reimers v Medical Board of Australia [2024] NSWCA 164 (10 July 2024) (Leeming and Kirk JJA, Griffiths AJA)


Catchwords:


PROFESSIONS AND TRADES – health practitioners – registration as specialist – practitioner formerly practised as specialist anaesthetist – practitioner deregistered following misconduct – practitioner subsequently registered as a medical practitioner – practitioner applied for specialist registration as an anaesthetist – Medical Board of Australia refused application – NCAT dismissed appeal – NCAT found applicant not a fit and proper person, and unable to practise as specialist anaesthetist competently and safely – whether material error of law in NCAT’s decision – consideration of Health Practitioner Regulation National Law – consideration of Medical Board of Australia and NSW Board of Medical Board of Australia