QCAT conducts disciplinary proceedings against veterinary surgeons after the complaint has been investigated and referred by the Veterinary Surgeons Board of Queensland (board).
QCAT can also hear and decide an application to remove a veterinary surgeon from the register as a result of a conviction for an offence or medical unfitness. Only the board can apply to commence disciplinary proceedings against a veterinary surgeon in QCAT.
Review of the board’s decision
QCAT is able to review decisions made by the board including decisions:
- imposing conditions on an approval to use premises as veterinary premises
- refusing an application to use premises as veterinary premises
- amending, suspending or cancelling an approval to use premises as veterinary premises
- refusing a person’s application to be registered as a veterinary surgeon.