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Areas not likely to result in the finding of an arguable case

The following issues, for example, are not likely to result in a finding of an arguable case that the conduct falls far short of that which is expected:

  1. service concerns such as failure to provide appointments at an agreed time;
  2. civil matters such as boundary and planning disputes, or alleged minor disturbances between the practice and neighbours;
  3. general insurance matters unless there are allegations of dishonest appropriation of payments or unnecessary treatment and/or claims; and/or
  4. employment matters such as poor time keeping, non-payment of locum fees or breach of contract unless there is a clear issue regarding dishonesty or the welfare of animals may be affected.

The examples above are not exhaustive. They are intended to form guidance only and to provide a benchmark in identifying types of cases likely to meet the required threshold.