Dismissal of Ms Jennifer Elliott as a DA member
We would like to present the facts of Ms Jennifer Elliott’s case and have sought legal advice prior to doing so. Please find details of the case below and an extract from the letter sent to Ms Elliott on 4 March 2015.
A joint complaint was made by a dietitian and a former patient against Ms Elliott in 2014. This included a signed release of medical records by the patient which we obtained. Based on these medical records and substantial amounts of other evidence, all of which were sighted by Ms Elliott, a hearing and investigation panel was convened. Ms Elliott declined to state her claim before a hearing and investigation panel constituted as required by the By-law, which included external representation. The decision of that panel was communicated to Ms Elliott and she was given leave to appeal which she made no attempt to do. We had no other alternative but to enforce the recommendations of the panel. The extract includes the specific reasons for expulsion, and it should be noted these DID NOT include use of a low carbohydrate diet.