Tribunal orders psychologist has no case to answer

29 Mar 2016

The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) has ordered that no further action is to be taken against Ms Meddwyn Coleman, a psychologist.

The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) has ordered that Ms Meddwyn Coleman, a psychologist, has no case to answer and no further action is to be taken under s196 of the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (Victoria) Act 2009

After receiving a notification from another psychologist, under the mandatory reporting obligations, the Psychology Board of Australia (the Board), alleged that in 1992 Ms Coleman engaged in conduct discreditable to a psychologist, in that she engaged in an inappropriate personal and/or sexual relationship with a client.

VCAT heard the case in September 2015 and received final written submissions in December 2015. In its decision dated 29 January 2016, it noted that the weight of the evidence was in Ms Coleman’s favour and VCAT members were ‘far from satisfied’ that the alleged conduct took place.

The VCAT decision is published on Austlii.

 
 
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