Alteration of medical records

Retrospective alteration of medical records by a medical practitioner was one of a number of issues relevant to a recent decision of the Queensland Civil & Administrative Tribunal.

In Medical Board of Australia v Martin [2013] QCAT 376, the alteration to records following the death of a patient, in the context of supply of records to the Coroner, was argued to be professional misconduct. That was accepted at [83].

That together with other matters resulted in a reprimand, a period of suspension and related orders.