Two separate actions were brought against Nicholas Crawford by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia, one in Queensland and one in Western Australia in relation to 14 offences arising from his falsely claiming to be a registered health professional.
Mr Crawford pleaded guilty to ‘holding himself out’ as a registered nurse in Queensland and using the protected titles of ‘nurse’ and ‘registered nurse’. He was convicted of breaching the National Law and fined $3500.
Last year, the Perth Magistrates Court convicted Mr Crawford of claiming to be qualified to practise, unlawfully using the title or name ‘acting clinical nurse’ and ’holding himself out’ as a registered nurse. He was fined $30,000.
On both occasions he was ordered to pay costs.
To read the NMBA’s media release about the matter, click here.