Nurse who impersonated, gave vaccines gets 30 days

Nurse who impersonated, gave vaccines gets 30 days

A nurse who repeatedly impersonated and administered vaccinations to some patients will be sentenced to 30 days behind bars.

Alison Mibus, 43, pleaded guilty to several charges including holding her out as a registered nurse, despite never being qualified in the profession.

On Tuesday, Magistrate Brett Dixon sentenced Mibus to four months and 28 days in prison, though all but 30 days of that sentence was suspended.

She will be required to serve an 18-month good behaviour bond upon release.

Magistrates Dixon labelled the incident as serious and said it was important not to undermine the training of health professionals and the ability to conduct procedures safely.

The court heard it just a month after Mibus was convicted of an 'identical' crime at her former workplace, when she told several lies to Plympton Park Day and Night Surgery in Adelaide's south where she was working as the practice manager.

Mibus, who claimed to be a registered nurse, also gave the vaccine to a colleague and his parents.

In February 2021, she was reported to the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency, where she resigned from the role.

Mibus was also fined around $10,000 as a result of stealing $136, 290 from another workplace.

Her defence lawyer previously proposed for mercy saying his client was battling with bipolar disorder, but Magistrate Dixon rejected that claim and said two mental health experts concluded she does not have the condition.