A Toowoomba woman accused of pretending to be a doctor and issuing fake medical exemption certificates for Covid-19 has been arrested.
The woman, 45, was arrested in Labrador on the Gold Coast on Wednesday morning after officers executed a search warrant, Queensland police said.
The certificates purported to give people exemptions from wearing masks, getting vaccinated and receiving Covid-19 tests, police said.
It is alleged she told police she had issued about 600 of them.
She has been charged under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law with five counts of taking a title indicating a person is a health practitioner.
The woman is the first person in Queensland to be charged with this offence, police said.
She will face Southport Magistrates Court on October 28.
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