Queensland's Chief Health Officer Gerry FitzGerald says an Indian-trained doctor would need to be extradited if charges were laid over deaths at Bundaberg Hospital. Dr Jayant Patel returned to the US last month as questions were raised about his qualifications. Dr Patel's complication rate at a regional hospital was 30 per cent higher than average, and he had previously been disciplined in the US for negligence. The Queensland Nurses Union wants to discuss the deaths of patients who had complex procedures that should only be performed at a tertiary hospital such as the Royal Brisbane. The union's Kym Barry says nurses have also raised concerns about the accuracy of the patients' death certificates.http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200504/s1344993.htmI don't know what is more surprising - that they actually DID something about this guy or that the medical board has apologised for not checking his credentials correctly. The rest of the article did say he was on his way back to the US to work there - so please watch out.