Nurse struck off

LYN HUMPHREYS
Last updated 12:16 11/12/2012

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A New Plymouth nurse has been censured and struck off after he was convicted of fraud and assault last year.

After a New Zealand Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal hearing in June,  Todd Dennis Baker was found to have brought the profession into disrepute.

He was censured under the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 and his registration as a nurse was cancelled.

The action was taken as a result of  Baker's convictions in the New Plymouth District Court for fraudulently receiving money for a first aid course when he was a director of Medic One Services Ltd overseeing 150 staff and on a charge of male assaults female when on March 16 he punched a female on the top of her head three times.

In its written decision, the tribunal declined name suppression and allowed Baker to reapply for registration under strict criteria including education programmes and psychiatric examinations.

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