Hi there.My wife is a registered nurse (division 1), working in aged care. She applied for and paid for her registration renewal in the last fortnight of May 2012. Her registration ran out at the end of May. The body responsible, AHPRA, is still processing her renewal, and has said on several occasions that she is still registered and entitled to practise. Their regulations on the website state the same thing.Her workplace, however, is harrassing her and threatening her with being put on leave-without-pay until her registration is completed its process, despite AHPRA's assurances. Are they allowed to do this? And if so, would AHPRA be responsible for the financial loss we would then incur, as the registration was put in and paid for in a timely manner?Thanks,Phil O'Neill
We have taken screen-shots of the AHPRA website showing my wife's (Janetta's) registration as current, along with the relevant information about registration being active if she appears on the register (which she does).
Her workplace, however, is harassing her and threatening her with being put on leave-without-pay until her registration is completed its process, despite AHPRA's assurances. Are they allowed to do this? Yes, unfortunately they can. And unfortunately unless AHPRA has been negligent or complacent in the processing of the application, they cannot be sued for loss of earnings.I'm sorry, and I wish I had better news for you.I realize that this answer may not be entirely to your liking, and I regret being the bearer of information that you really don’t want to hear. But it would be unfair to you and unprofessional of me if I were to provide you with anything less than truthful and honest information.If you're satisfied with the results of your question, then I'll ask you to please provide positive feedback so that I will get credit for the time spent on your question.
I did my law degree at the University of Queensland
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