Keith Paul Curry, 47, received the disgraceful fine from the Health Practitioners’ Disciplinary Tribunal.
In July 2009 Curry prescribed 10 mg of maxalon and paramax without a prescription to a 19-year-old pregnant woman at Hokianga Health Center.
The medication cold harm an unborn child.
But this was not Curry’s first major criminal act.
In May 2010 Curry was convicted of sexually grooming two young girls for sex and his nursing registration was cancelled.
Dr Michael Bowker spoke at the tribunal as the doctor-in-charge of Hokianga Health when the pregnant women was admitted. She was six weeks pregnant and complained of vomiting and a sore stomach.
Curry did not inform Dr Bowker of the pregnant woman, instead releasing her after he dispensed the paramax, commonly used for migraines.
Two days later the woman was admitted to the hospital for severe morning sickness.
At this time Dr Bowker became aware of the un-authorised prescription and was ‘horrified.’
Curry maintained that his partner had taken paramax during her pregnancy and did not suffer ill-health.
The tribunal ruled that Curry pay a $3000 fine and contribute 30 percent of the investigation and prosecution costs of the case.
If Curry abides by conditions and re-joins the Nursing Council of New Zealand he will be supervised for 12 months.