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Unprofessional Conduct Decision released by Vic Registration Board

Discussion in 'Australia' started by admin, Jul 1, 2005.

  1. admin

    admin Administrator Staff Member


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    The Podiatrists Registration Board of Victoria have released their findings in a case of professional misconduct.
    Unprofessional Conduct Decision (PDF file, so those on a slow dial up connectiom may be waiitng for a while)

    The details of the case are well worth reading as they give a strong insight into the workings of the Board, their processes and the issues.
     
    Last edited: Jul 1, 2005
  2. Felicity Prentice

    Felicity Prentice Active Member

    Thanks for posting this Craig. I found it very interesting reading - and surprisingly enough I read all of it. I believe it raises a number of issues about how we function as individuals within a profession, and as a professional body. I think it also shows that some people are like cats - and land on their feet every time.

    The Podiatrists Registration Act(Vic) is one which is rarely tested to this extent, and I believe that it is a far more flexible document than previously realised.

    But - most of all, the issue of Podiatry Assistants is on the agenda again. The A.Pod.C. has recently released guidelines and Scope of Practice documents. I would be interested in hearing from especially Aussie Pods (in both Private and Public sectors) their views on how Pod Assistants can be integrated into our practice system effectively.

    cheers,

    Felicity
     
  3. admin

    admin Administrator Staff Member

    Thats why it is such an important read.
     
  4. One Foot In The Grave

    One Foot In The Grave Active Member

    Unable to get the document to show at the moment....
    Has anyone saved it to hard drive??
     
  5. admin

    admin Administrator Staff Member

    It is a large PDF file (so you need adobe acorbat reader installed) and may be an issue, esp if internet connection is slow. Try to right click the file and "save as" to hard drive, then open it.
     
  6. One Foot In The Grave

    One Foot In The Grave Active Member

    I got it to open last night at home.

    It raised some interesting points for consideration!
     
  7. LCG

    LCG Active Member

    I honestly can not understand how such a major breach in professional conduct can lead to such a minimal penalty.
     
  8. Tully

    Tully Active Member

    In reply to LCD

    I honestly can not understand how such a major breach in professional conduct can lead to such a minimal penalty

    there was reportedly a case (please correct me if I am wrong) where a podiatrist (ie not podiatric surgeon) performed a bunion surgery at his practice, and was also slapped on the wrist. I have also been told by some that as long as you have a lawyer it is extremely difficult to be penalised due to the act is an extremely flexible document
     
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