Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (NSW) No 86a
Current version for 24 November 2014 to date (accessed 25 November 2014 at 03:01)

149C   Tribunal may suspend or cancel registration in certain cases [NSW]

(1)  The Tribunal may suspend a registered health practitioner’s registration for a specified period or cancel the registered health practitioner’s registration if the Tribunal is satisfied—
(a)  the practitioner is not competent to practise the practitioner’s profession; or
(b)  the practitioner is guilty of professional misconduct; or
(c)  the practitioner has been convicted of or made the subject of a criminal finding for an offence, either in or outside this jurisdiction, and the circumstances of the offence render the practitioner unfit in the public interest to practise the practitioner’s profession; or
(d)  the practitioner is not a suitable person for registration in the practitioner’s profession.
(2)  The Tribunal may suspend a student’s registration for a specified period or cancel the student’s registration if the Tribunal is satisfied—
(a)  the student has been convicted of or made the subject of a criminal finding for an offence, either in or outside this jurisdiction, and the circumstances of the offence render the student unfit in the public interest to undertake clinical training in the health profession; or
(b)  the student is otherwise not a suitable person to undertake clinical training in the health profession.
(3)  The Tribunal must cancel a registered health practitioner’s or student’s registration if the Tribunal is satisfied the practitioner or student has contravened a critical compliance order or condition.
(4)  If the person is no longer registered, the Tribunal may—
(a)  decide that if the person were still registered the Tribunal would have suspended or cancelled the person’s registration; and
(b)  if the Tribunal would have cancelled the person’s registration, decide that the person is disqualified from being registered in the health profession for a specified period or until specified conditions have been complied with; and
(c)  require the National Board with which the person was registered to record the fact that the Tribunal would have suspended or cancelled the person’s registration in the National Register kept by the Board.
(5)  If the Tribunal suspends or cancels a registered health practitioner’s or student’s registration and it is satisfied the person poses a substantial risk to the health of members of the public, it may by order (a prohibition order) do any one or more of the following—
(a)  prohibit the person from providing health services or specified health services for the period specified in the order or permanently;
(b)  place specified conditions on the provision of health services or specified health services by the person for the period specified in the order or permanently.
Note. Section 102(3) of the Public Health Act 2010 provides that it is an offence for a person to provide a health service in contravention of a prohibition order.
(6)  If the Tribunal is aware a registered health practitioner or student in respect of whom it is proposing to make a prohibition order is registered in a health profession other than the health profession in respect of which the Tribunal is making the order, the Tribunal must, before making the prohibition order—
(a)  notify the Council and the National Board for that health profession, and the Commission, of the proposed order; and
(b)  give the Council, National Board and Commission an opportunity to make a submission.
(7)  An order may also provide that an application for review of the order under Division 8 may not be made until after a specified time.
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